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For decades, the City has wrestled with its legacy of dozens of miles unpaved and under-improved streets. In spring 2016, the City made progress on the issue by adopting the Local Transportation Infrastructure Charge, a charge on the new infill development occurring on these streets in single-family residential zones. City Council required that all LTIC revenue stay in a lock box until PBOT established a program that determines (1) the types of projects eligible for funding, (2) whether or not to expand the program with additional funding sources, and (3) how decisions on spending funds will be made (project prioritization).
The program City Council required is called the Neighborhood Streets Program. Its purpose is to facilitate immediate and sustained progress on improving local streets (with a focus on unpaved and under-improved streets) and related transportation infrastructure in neighborhoods throughout the City. The program will have three key elements:
Take a survey about neighborhood streets in the City of Portland. The Portland Bureau of Transportation has begun the planning process to develop policies and funding options specific to residential side streets. Your input on this survey will help us understand where to focus efforts and what to prioritize in the new Neighborhood Streets Program. The survey is available in the following languages:
Contact Anne Hill at Anne.Hill@portlandoregon.gov.
We appreciate your time and input!