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The City of Portland, Oregon

Portland Bureau of Transportation

Phone: 503-823-5185

Fax: 503-823-7576

1120 SW Fifth Ave, Suite 1331, Portland, OR 97204

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Objective 1: Expand and improve transportation facilities

Accelerate and build projects for walking, biking, and taking transit while simultaneously planning for what this growing city needs in the future. 

Strategic Initiatives

  • Build new high-priority pedestrian crossings and sidewalks.

  • Increase investments in transportation facilities for walking, biking, and taking transit. 

  • Build a protected bikeway system in the central city that connects to the broader bike network.

  • Fund and build major transit lines and trail corridors in partnership with other agencies, including the new Southwest Corridor light rail and the Division Transit Project. 

  • Leverage state investments to maximize benefits for Portlanders, such as projects along outer SE Powell Boulevard and 82nd Avenue in East Portland. 

  • Utilize “quick-build” projects that allow us to respond to community safety and livability concerns while simultaneously encouraging active trips on neighborhood streets. 

  • Develop specific plans for high-need, high-growth centers, especially in East Portland, that will increase safe, and convenient options for underserved communities.

  • Accelerate the conversion to electric vehicles.

Indicators and Sample Measures

  1. Less Driving Alone 
    a. Active transportation mode split (including bike- and scooter- share) in capital project areas 
    b. Transit ridership on enhanced routes 
    c Percent of residents with commutes that are not in a single-occupancy vehicle

  2. Network Connectivity
    a. Change in percent of major streets with sidewalks on both sides 
    b. Increased mileage/percentage change of protected or improved bikeways

  3. Responsiveness 
    a. Proportion of capital investment that is made in historically underserved communities
    b. Proportion of large capital projects with anti-displacement strategies