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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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PBOT Lunch and Learn series


The PBOT Lunch and Learn Series at the TREC Friday Seminar

Click here for archive of past Bicycle Lunch and Learn sessions.

The PBOT Bike Lunch and Learn is taking a new form in 2019.               [Click here to learn more.]

           -Note: new room for this session-

Karl Miller Center at PSU,  615 SW Harrison St, Room 180

Next up:

Friday, July 26, 2019,  11:30 am to 1 pm 

Enhanced Transit Corridors in Portland’s Central City  

View of separated bus-bike lane on SW Madison StPresented by Gabe Graff, Portland Bureau of Transportation, and Kelly Betteridge, TriMet

Over the past two years, the Portland Bureau of Transportation and TriMet have joined forces to identify, design and build capital and operational treatments to help buses move more quickly and reliably through Portland’s increasingly congested Central City. Already the densest concentration of people and jobs in Oregon, Portland’s Central City is growing fast and increasing the speed and reliability of transit is key to achieving our City and region’s transportation, climate and livability goals. 

Working in partnership on PBOT’s Central City in Motion plan and TriMet and Metro’s Enhanced Transit Corridor program, the two agencies have identified a series of bus lanes in the Central City that will make transit faster and more reliable throughout the region. Project staff will discuss how projects were identified and trade-offs weighed, share the most recent designs, and discuss the benefits to transit riders and the region, with a focus on the approaches to the Hawthorne, Steel and Burnside bridges.

If you want a preview of some of the projects that will be discussed, attend the Central City in Motion Open House on Tuesday, July 23rd from 5 to 7 pm at the White Stag Block, 70 NW Couch St.  Click here for more details and to RSVP.

Gabe Graff is the Central City Capital Delivery team manager for the Portland Bureau of Transportation, leading the Central City in Motion effort. He previously managed the Bureau’s safety programs, including High Crash Corridors and Safe Routes to School

Kelly Betteridge is TriMet's Manager of Capital Planning. 

Read more / sign up to watch online.

Bring your lunch!  And bring a mug for the coffee and conversation!

What's up with the  PBOT Bike Lunch and Learn?

We are expanding our scope to explore a variety of Active Transportation topics and partnering with the Friday Transportation Seminar hosted by PSU’s Transportation Research and Education Center (TREC).

What’s staying the same? 
- Thoughtful and engaging presentations, every other month, highlighting the work of PBOT and our partners around programs, projects and issues for sustainable travel.

What’s changing?
- The venue – we will now be in the Karl Miller Center at PSU (615 SW Harrison St, Room 465). Easy to reach by foot, by bike, by Streetcar, bus or MAX!
- The time – presentations will be from 11:30 to 12:30, with additional discussion over coffee and donuts til 1:00 pm (bring your mug!).
- The dates – we’re breaking out of the “Third Thursday” confines. We’ll be moving to Fridays, and we’ll be hosting about every other month.
- More access – join us in person as always, or log-in to watch and participate online. If you miss a session, you can view the video or download the slides from the TREC archive.

We’re excited about the new partnership and look forward to seeing you at the Karl Miller Center - or online!


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