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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 800, Portland, OR 97204

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Central City in Motion

Central City in Motion is PBOT's effort to plan, prioritize, and implement transportation improvements in the city’s core. Eighteen projects including are under consideration. They include new pedestrian crossings, bus lanes, and bikeways.

Join us, learn more, and help us prioritize:

Online at

Or in person:

  • PSU's Karl Miller Center (615 SW Harrison), Thursday, September 13th, 4 - 7pm

  • OMSI’s Auditorium (1945 SE Water), Tuesday, September 18th, 4 - 7pm


A cultural and economic hub for the state, Portland’s Central City is growing rapidly. By 2035, the Central City’s population is projected to triple and the number of jobs area will increase by 40 percent. As the Central City and our economy grows, more people and businesses are using our existing streets, sidewalks and transit systems.

To accommodate more users on our existing street system in a way that provides affordable transportation options, we need to invest in the Central City’s transportation network. Central City in Motion is Portland’s plan for strategic investments in our streets to create a smart, 21st century transportation system in the Central City. Our goal is to make the entire street system work better, providing more predictable travel times for businesses and residents.  






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Sounding Board

Charter, agendas, notes, and materials from Sounding Board meetings

Project Summary

An introduction to Central City in Motion.

Technical Advisory Committee

Agendas, notes, and materials from TAC meetings

Central Eastside Design Charrette: Meeting Summary

Summary of a 4/24/17 meeting focused on active transportation, the Green Loop, and preserving the Central Eastside's industrial character held in partnership with the Central Eastside Industrial Council and the Bureau of Planning and Sustainability.

Central City 2035: Proposed Street Classifications map

View the Proposed Street Classification Maps for the Central City that will be the starting point for Central City in Motion

Project Boundary

Map of the project boundary for the Central City Multimodal Project

Get Involved

Provide input and learn about opportunities to engage with the Central City in Motion project

Project Overview Presentation

PowerPoint presentation introducing the Central City Multimodal Project