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Southwest in Motion (SWIM)


Southwest In Motion is a short-term prioritization, refinement, and implementation strategy for planned active transportation investments in Southwest Portland.The final plan will identify a realistic short-term action plan that provides basic walking and bicycling connectivity where they are needed most. 

Southwest in Motion Coming to City Council on September 25th

A last minute schedule change from City Hall has postponed the City Council hearing for Southwest in Motion. 

Staff is sorry for the last minute change - the schedule adjustment was beyond our control and we share the community's frustration and can understand the community's disappointment. We are working to secure a new date in front of city council and will notify everyone when it is set.

We appreciate your patience with this process, and we hope you will continue to join us when this does come in front of council.


Review a complete summary of changes from the Public Draft Plan here


Appendix D: Implementation Reference Tables

The Final Draft plan includes:

  • Identification of priority short term walking and biking projects, such as bike lanes, sidewalks, shoulders, and neighborhood greenways.
  • List of short-term crossing enhancements, including enhanced and new crosswalk designs.
  • Discussion of other potential road safety enhancements, including walkable shoulders and traffic calming.
  • Promotion of key programs to support community-initiated projects, such as block parties, community plazas, and urban trails.
  • Policy recommendations to advance walking and biking in Southwest Portland.


The voter approved work plan for Fixing Our Streets includes seed funding to implement the first round of Southwest in Motion recommendations. There are two project categories eligible for funding: $185,000 for Bike Lanes, and $552,000 for Crossing Improvements.  

Recommendations for these funds are included in the Public Draft of the Southwest in Motion plan, soon to head to City Council. PBOT is doing preparatory work on these projects, to rolling into design and construction after plan adoption. More information on these projects will be available here when these projects are initiated.

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Contact Information

For more information, contact:
Nick Falbo at (503) 823-6152, or


Last updated: 05.22.19

Southwest in Motion - Final Draft Plan

Final Draft of the Southwest in Motion Plan

Southwest in Motion - Final Draft Plan Appendix A, B, C

Final Draft Appendices for the Southwest in Motion Plan

Southwest in Motion - Final Draft Appendix D

Appendix D for the Southwest in Motion Plan

Southwest in Motion - Final Draft Plan Change Summary

Summary of changes to the final draft plan

Project Summary

An introduction to Southwest In Motion

Stakeholder Working Group (SWG)

Agenda, notes, and materials from SWG meetings

Open House Materials

Southwest In Motion Open House Materials