1120 SW Fifth Ave, Suite 800, Portland, OR 97204
At PBOT, we connect people to the places they want to go. The roads, sidewalks, bike lanes, transit and trails that we build, manage and maintain help Portlanders get from place to place easily, safely and sustainably. Portland’s transportation system is a foundation for the high quality of life Portlanders enjoy. Our goal is to manage this system, so that it contributes to the vision on the Comp Plan.
To accomplish this vision, PBOT has three main priorities:
1. Maintaining our assets
Investing in road maintenance and capital projects to repair streets that are in poor condition and build new projects that bring our infrastructure up to the most modern standards. The TSP includes a major capital projects list and programs to guide our investments prudently.
2. Vision Zero
Continuing our commitment to Vision Zero and the goal of eliminating deaths and serious injuries on our roadways by 2025. The policies in the TSP prioritize safety for the realization of Vision Zero.
3. Managing for growth
Making the investments and funding the policies and programs that will help to keep Portland a livable city with a high quality of life even as the city grows and changes. The policies in the TSP support focusing growth and investments in centers and along corridors to make good use of existing infrastructure capacity and encourage efficiency in new infrastructure investments.
The long standing commitment in Portland is to grow UP and not OUT. This course initially was set in 1972 with State Bill 100, and later through the creation of the Metro Urban Growth Boundary. Growing up and not out supports clustering destinations and makes access by transit, walking, wheelchair and bicycle more practical and desirable. In turn, this helps reduce the amount of driving needed to access work and services.
Last updated: 06/29/18