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To achieve that, several parking related efforts are being coordinated to create a unified citywide strategy. The efforts are also being coordinated under the policy umbrella of the City’s Transportation System Plan, currently underway.
The parking efforts are:
Learn about The Future of Parking: Portland Parking Symposium that took place June 29, 2015
The main end products will be to:
PBOT staff will be out in the community beginning Fall 2015 to talk about potential recommendations coming out of the two Citywide Parking Strategy committees (Central City and Centers and Corridors). The outreach coincides with Bureau of Planning and Sustainability Mixed Use Zones Project and TSP Stage 2.
The management of parking is an issue of growing importance throughout the City as growth and development brings increased density to mixed use centers and corridors and increases the demand for existing on-street parking. Additionally, growth also leads to the need for better transportation amenities and a more developed system that better accommodates walking, cycling and riding transit. The result is a competing need for limited right-of-way space.
The City’s existing parking policies and management efforts have largely been focused on the Central City. These policies and practices need updating. In addition, a set of clear, predictable, flexible set of parking policies and tools also are needed for areas outside the Central City.
Parking policy is a complex issue that requires both a citywide perspective as well as more localized approaches. To meet these outcomes, the project team will rely on the TSP Technical Expert Group as a sounding board for developing broad citywide policy for the City and project objectives and directives (“Parking Fundamental Principles”) that will guide the citywide strategy.
In addition, two subcommittees are recommended to guide the process, in addition to the TSP TEG: One for the Central City and one for Centers and Corridors. At key points along the process, work from these two committees will be shared with the larger TSP TEG and the public.
This effort will seek the input and endorsement by the Portland Planning and Sustainability Commission for Comprehensive Plan, TSP and zoning elements. City Council adoption is expected of the different end products as well as the overall Citywide Parking Strategy.
Do you have comments about parking policy in Portland? Email them to PDXparking@portlandoregon.gov
To help ensure equal access to City programs, services and activities, the City of Portland will provide translation, reasonably modify policies/procedures, and provide auxiliary aids/services/alternative formats to persons with disabilities. For accommodations, translations, complaints, and additional information, contact Francesca Patricolo by email at PDXparking@portlandoregon.gov or by telephone (503) 823-5282. Or contact the Civil Rights Title VI & ADA Title II Program by email at firstname.lastname@example.org, by telephone (503) 823-2559, by City TTY (503) 823-6868, or use Oregon Relay Service: 711.
A study on Central City Truck Loading Zones for the city of Portland.
Citywide Parking Strategy update April 1, 2016
Back to the Future of Parking
Find out where PBOT staff will be Fall 2015