Rally for presidential candidate Bernie Sanders expected to cause
traffic delays, congestion in Rose Quarter area
PBOT encourages event-goers to walk, bike or take transit to Moda Center
(March 24, 2016) – The Portland Bureau of Transportation advises the traveling public that a rally for presidential candidate Bernie Sanders is expected to draw large crowds to the Rose Quarter area tomorrow, Friday, March 25, and may impact the morning commute. People not attending the event should consider avoiding the area from 7 a.m. through 3 p.m.
PBOT encourages people attending the event to walk, bike or take transit to the Rose Quarter. Delays and congestion of for vehicle traffic and public transit are expected.
TriMet has advised the public to expect crowded buses and trains and possible delays in the Rose Quarter area from about 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. For information on impacts to TriMet service, check trimet.org/alerts.
The traveling public is advised that the Broadway Bridge remains closed to motor vehicles until Monday, April 11. The north sidewalk of the bridge is open for people walking and biking.
Doors will open at the Moda Center at 9:45 a.m. and the event is scheduled to begin at 12:45 p.m. Additional bike parking will be made available by the Rose Quarter for attendees. For additional information on the event see the Rose Quarter’s website: www.rosequarter.com
The Portland Bureau of Transportation (PBOT) is the steward of the City’s transportation system, and a community partner in shaping a livable city. We plan, build, manage and maintain an effective and safe transportation system that provides access and mobility. www.portlandoregon.gov/transportation