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News Advisory: Parking meters in effect July 3; parking free on July 4th

(June 30, 2015)  – The City of Portland Bureau of Transportation reminds the public that parking meters will be operational on Friday, July 3, and enforcement of meters will be in effect.

Parking meters will be free on Independence Day, Saturday, July 4.

Parking is free on nine holidays in 2015. To view the dates, please visit https://www.portlandoregon.gov/transportation/article/369182

Happy Independence Day.  Travel safely.

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The Portland Bureau of Transportation (PBOT) is the steward of the City’s transportation system, and a community partner in shaping a livable city. We plan, build, manage and maintain an effective and safe transportation system that provides access and mobility. www.portlandoregon.gov/transportation

News Advisory: Future of Portland Parking Symposium to explore innovative approaches for Central City, neighborhoods - Monday June 29, 1 to 6 p.m., open house follows

(June 29, 2015)  – The City of Portland Bureau of Transportation is convening “The Future of Portland Parking,” a half-day symposium that is open to the public to explore innovative parking approaches, tools and strategies for the Central City and Portland neighborhoods.   The ideas that are explored in the symposium will inform PBOT’s planning of a Citywide Parking Strategy, including the strategy’s two main components: The Central City Parking Policy Update and the Centers and Corridors Parking Study now under development.

The event is free and open to the public. More than 130 people have signed up for all or part of the symposium.

WHAT:                 Future of Portland Parking Symposium

WHERE:               Portland Building Auditorium (second floor)

                                1120 SW Fifth Avenue

WHEN:                 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. symposium

                                6 p.m. to 8 p.m. drop-in reception

WHO:                   Commissioner Novick and PBOT Leah Treat will introduce the event

Jeffrey Tumlin, parking and transportation expert, who will deliver the keynote address:  Our growing city: Parking for healthy, vibrant communities

A variety of panelists who will explore development, neighborhood perspectives and innovative approaches. Full program may be found here: https://www.portlandoregon.gov/transportation/article/533030

For more information please visit the Future of Portland Parking website.

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The Portland Bureau of Transportation (PBOT) is the steward of the City’s transportation system, and a community partner in shaping a livable city. We plan, build, manage and maintain an effective and safe transportation system that provides access and mobility. www.portlandoregon.gov/transportation

 

Central Loop Streetcar service will be temporarily closed starting June 26

(June 25, 2015) - Beginning on June 26 at 7:00 p.m., the Central Loop Streetcar service will close for 6-10 weeks due to electricity shut-offs associated with the painting of the Broadway Bridge. This work will be complete in advance of the upcoming Central Loop opening over Tilikum Crossing.

Alternate Routes: Use TriMet Bus Lines 6, 17 or 77 to connect to North/South (NS) Streetcar downtown. 

Special Streetcar service will operate on 10th and 11th Avenues to maintain existing service levels. 

Click here for additional information on the Multnomah County Broadway Bridge painting project.

For additional information on the Portland Streetcar, contact:

www.portlandstreetcar.org

info@portlandstreetcar.org

502-222-4200

News Advisory: Summertime crosswalk education and enforcement action June 23 highlights need to watch out for kids

(June 19, 2015) – The Portland Bureau of Transportation and Portland Police Bureau advise the traveling public that a crosswalk education and enforcement action is scheduled for Tuesday, June 23rd at the marked crosswalk of NE Glisan Street and NE 87th Avenue from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. to raise awareness of pedestrian safety and Oregon traffic laws, and emphasize summertime safety.

With the start of summer, drivers can anticipate seeing more children and families out during the day going to and from the park, pool, community center, library, and other local destinations.

Children are smaller and often harder to see in or at the crosswalk.  Children don’t always make the most appropriate decisions about when and where to cross and they frequently dart out or run to get across the street.  Drivers need to make sure they drive at or below the posted speed limit especially around parks, pools, community centers and other similar locations and scan your environment watching for pedestrians in the crossing or about to cross.

NE Glisan and 87th AveThe NE Glisan Street at NE 87th Avenue crossing is adjacent to Multnomah University and within four blocks of Montavilla City Park, Montavilla Community Center and swimming pool. 

Under Oregon law, EVERY intersection is a legal crosswalk whether it is marked or unmarked.  Drivers must stop and stay stopped for pedestrians when the pedestrian is in the motor lane or the adjacent lane (motor lane plus 6’ on either side when the driver is making a turn at a traffic signal).  A bike lane and a parking lane are an extension of the adjacent motor lane. ORS 811.028.

Each crosswalk education and enforcement action involves a designated pedestrian crossing at a marked or unmarked crosswalk while police monitor how motorists, bicyclists and pedestrians adhere to traffic safety laws. Drivers who fail to stop for pedestrians in the crosswalk and pedestrians who fail to follow Oregon traffic laws may be issued a warning or citation.

Portland Bureau of Transportation’s Sharon White and a Portland police officer will both serve as designated pedestrians crossing the street during the mission.

Crosswalk education and enforcement actions are an effective way to communicate pedestrian right of way laws to both drivers and pedestrians. The transportation and police bureaus do education and enforcement actions about once each month in response to requests by community members, city traffic safety engineers, and Portland Police to educate the general public on the rules at marked and unmarked crossings.             

Learn more about pedestrian rights and responsibilities. View the results of previous actions. Find out more about PBOT’s safety work and Vision Zero, PBOT’s goal of making our transportation system the safest possible and moving towards zero traffic-related fatalities and serious injuries by 2025. www.visionzeroportland.com.

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The Portland Bureau of Transportation (PBOT) is the steward of the City’s transportation system, and a community partner in shaping a livable city. We plan, build, manage and maintain an effective and safe transportation system that provides access and mobility. www.portlandoregon.gov/transportation                  

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Updated Traffic Advisory: Street improvements on SE Tacoma Street to close lanes from SE 17th Avenue to SE Johnson Creek Boulevard June 24-July 2

Note: this Traffic Advisory modifies the previous one sent on June 18. The project has been expanded to pave an additional portion of SE Tacoma Street. The new advisory and previous one follow:

(June 22, 2015)  – The City of Portland Bureau of Transportation advises the traveling public that street improvements will require lane closures on SE Tacoma Street from SE 17th Avenue to SE Johnson Creek Boulevard starting Wednesday, June 24, through Thursday, July 2, from 7 a.m. through 5 p.m. each week day and may include some weekend work.

The lane closures will allow crews to pave 2.52 lane miles of SE Tacoma Street.

Streets with ground down surfaces are open for travel. Lane closures are only in effect during project hours. Access will be maintained for businesses and residents during the project.

The traveling public is advised to expect delays while repairs are being made. We ask the public to travel cautiously, observe all lane closures and directions by reader boards and flaggers, and use alternate routes if possible.

This work is weather-dependent and the schedule may change.

Street improvements on SE Tacoma Street to close lanes from SE 17th Avenue to SE 23rd Avenue June 23-26

(June 18, 2015)  – The City of Portland Bureau of Transportation advises the traveling public that street improvements will require lane closures on SE Tacoma Street from SE 17th Avenue to SE 23rd Avenue from Tuesday, June 23, through Friday, June 26, from 7 a.m. through 5 p.m. each week day.

The lane closures will allow crews to pave 1.75 lane miles of SE Tacoma Street.

Streets with ground down surfaces are open for travel. Lane closures are only in effect during project hours. Access will be maintained for businesses and residents during the project.

The traveling public is advised to expect delays while repairs are being made. We ask the public to travel cautiously, observe all lane closures and directions by reader boards and flaggers, and use alternate routes if possible.

This work is weather-dependent and the schedule may change.

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The Portland Bureau of Transportation (PBOT) is the steward of the City’s transportation system, and a community partner in shaping a livable city. We plan, build, manage and maintain an effective and safe transportation system that provides access and mobility. www.portlandoregon.gov/transportation