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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

  • #7 - NW Everett Bus Lane Construction scheduled for August, 2019

  • SW Madison Bus/Bike Lane Project

  • View the Central City in Motion Implementation Plan

Central City in Motion is PBOT's effort to plan, prioritize, and implement transportation improvements in the city’s core. Eighteen projects were prioritized through this planning effort. They include new pedestrian crossings, bus lanes, and bikeways.

Learn more about the 18 projects here:
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 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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2020-2021 Projects

Central City in Motion projects being built in 2020 and 2021.

Central City in Motion - Final Implementation Plan

The Central City needs a transportation network that supports the daily movement people and goods as efficiently as possible. We can’t add new streets, but Central City in Motion outlines how we will make our system more efficient.

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