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Portland Bureau of Transportation

Phone: 503-823-5185

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Livable Streets: A Strategy for Portland

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Portland in the Streets encourages people to get creative and re-imagine their streets, parking spaces, plazas, and alleys as places to enjoy and engage the surrounding community. Portland in the Streets includes, block parties, street paintings, play streets, street fairs, street seats, pedestrian plazas and so much more!! Check out Portland in the Streets to see some examples in action. 

Currently, PBOT is conducting the Livable Streets Strategy (LSS) Project to help refine Portland in the Streets programs and processes. The LSS will be brought to City Council in summer 2017.

For more information contact Sarah Figliozzi, project manager, at 503-823-0805 

Stay updated on the Livable Streets Strategy development - sign up here

Why Portland in the Streets? The program aims to empower communities across Portland to create and activate their own spaces:

  • Develop space for community gathering
  • Promote healthy and active lifestyles
  • Build community identity
  • Activate underutilized space
  • Celebrate and interact with neighbors
  • Generate local business activity 

Draft Livable Streets Strategy Report

The Livable Streets Strategy was adopted unanimously by City Council on October 25, 2017

Livable Streets Strategy

The Livable Streets Strategy is Portland's roadmap to encouraging and implementing placemaking and community uses in the public right-of-way.

Program Areas

The Livable Streets Strategy is developing three new program areas and refining three existing program areas

Stay Up-To-Date

Read project reports and updates; and sign up for email updates

Meeting Schedule & Project Timeline

Date, time, and locations of upcoming SAC and TAC meetings. All SAC meetings are open to the public

Technical Advisory Committee

List of PBOT and partner agency staff for the Livable Streets Technical Advisory Committee

Stakeholder Advisory Committee

Membership list of the multi-disciplinary Livable Streets Stakeholder Advisory Committee