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The City of Portland, Oregon

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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Transportation Resource Guide

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TABLE OF CONTENTS

Walking

Walking — Maps and Information

Walking — Community

Walking — Walks and Hikes

Bicycling

Bicycling — Maps and Information

Bicycling — Community

Bicycling — Rides and Clinics

Bicycling — Bicycle rentals

Transit

Mobility Devices and Accessibility

Motorcycles and Motor Scooters

Skates and Skateboards

Taxis and Pedicabs

Bike Sharing

Ride Sharing

Car Sharing

Getting Out of Portland

General Transportation Resources

Important City of Portland Numbers

Bicycle Theft Prevention Tips

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ST_TransportGuide_ped.png Walking — Maps and Information

City of Portland Active Transportation and Safety Division


Walking maps, summer guided walks, safety information, resources, policies and more.


portlandoregon.gov/transportation/at

Oregon Pedestrian Law Guide


By Attorney Rob Kline, who wrote the chapter on pedestrian injury claims for the Oregon Trial Lawyers Association’s Automobile Litigation Deskbook. An essential resource for knowing your rights and responsibilities as a Portland pedestrian.


klinelawpc.com/practice-areas/pedestrian-accidents/#guide

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Oregon Walks


A non-profit, member-supported organization dedicated to promoting walking and improving conditions for walking.


oregonwalks.org | 503-223-1597


City of Portland Pedestrian Advisory Committee


A forum for residents to be involved in establishing goals and policies for pedestrians in the city.


portlandoregon.gov (search “pedestrian”) | 503-823-5185


SW Trails PDX


A community group supporting walking and biking in southwest Portland. They offer group hikes, maintain and build trails, and advocate for walking and biking.


swtrails.org

Trailkeepers of Oregon


A non-profit organization whose mission is to inspire action to protect and enhance the Oregon hiking experience through advocacy, stewardship, outreach and education.


trailkeepersoforegon.org | 971-206-4351


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City of Portland Active Transportation and Safety Division


SmartTrips offers guided walks through their Ten Toe Express Walks program.


portlandoregon.gov (search “Ten Toe”) | 503-823-6051


AARP Oregon NeighborWalks


NeighborWalks is a collaborative community walking program whose vision is to get more people walking every day for health, transportation, environment, and community. Walks take place during the spring, summer and fall in neighborhoods around Portland led by AARP volunteers. These intergenerational walks are open to all ages and abilities.


aarp.org/or (search “Neighbor Walks”)

American Volkssport Association


A nationwide grassroots network of about 300 active Volkssporting clubs. Site includes a list of organized walks by Rose City Roamers, Cedar Milers, Columbia River Volkssport Club and more.


ava.org (search “Club Listings”)

Columbia River Orienteering Club


A local club dedicated to providing map and compass orienteering events in Oregon. Hike, walk or run your way through mapped courses ranging from 2km to 15km.


croc.org

Mazamas


A non-profit mountaineering education organization. Mazamas offers more than 700 hikes and 350 climbs annually. A variety of classes and activities are offered for every skill and fitness level and are open to both members and non-members.


mazamas.org | 503-227-2345


Oregon Trail State Volkssport Association


A non-profit organization dedicated to the coordination of many local Oregon walking clubs, including Volkswalks and Volkssports events.


walkoregon.org | oregon.trail.state.volkssport@gmail.com


Oregon Hikers


A community of hikers and outdoor lovers sharing experiences and encour­aging steps to the next adventure. A hiking forum and trail resource.


oregonhikers.org

Trails Club of Oregon


An enthusiastic group dedicated to enjoying and preserving the great outdoors. Year-round hikes offered for varying abilities.


trailsclub.org

Wonders of Walking Club


Offering a range of walking events, for walkers by walkers. Improve your fitness and have fun with these weekly group walks and explorations. Fee to join.


wondersofwalking.com | 503-282-1677


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City of Portland Active Transportation and Safety Division


Bicycling maps, bike parking information, laws, safety and more.


portlandoregon.gov/transportation/34772 | 503-823-CYCL (2925)


Bicycle (and Pedestrian) Law / Articles


Written by local lawyer Ray Thomas, a large collection of articles address, among other transportation topics, bicycle laws and the rules of the road.


stc-law.com/Bicycle-Pedestrian-Law-Articles (select “Bicycle Law”)


Ride Oregon


A comprehensive guide to riding a bike in Oregon. Find resources, routes, and events on this Travel Oregon-sponsored site.


rideoregonride.com | 800-547-7842


City of Portland Bicycle Trip Planning


Plan trips with the safest bike routes while maximizing use of bike lanes, bike paths and Neighborhood Greenways.


portlandoregon.gov/transportation/article/327512

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The Street Trust


The Street Trust (formerly the Bicycle Transportation Alliance), a non-profit member­ship organization working to promote bicycling and advocating for a safe, accessible mix of transportation in Oregon and SW Washington. They hold legal clinics, biking workshops and events throughout the year.


thestreettrust.org | 503-226-0676 


Community Cycling Center


The CCC broadens access to bicycling and its benefits through their hands-on programs, volunteer projects and neighborhood bike shop. They believe bicycles are a tool for empowerment and a vehicle for change. 

communitycyclingcenter.org | Office: 503-288-8864 | Bike Shop: 503-287-8786


City of Portland Bicycle Advisory Committee


A volunteer committee giving guidance to the City on bike policies, projects and programs.


portlandoregon.gov/transportation/37435

Bikes for Humanity PDX


A local, public charity project providing affordable refurbished bicycles to riders of all economic backgrounds. Provides professional bike repair curricu­lum, tools, and shop space to learn and work on refurbishing donated bikes.


b4hpdx.org | 503-496-6941


BikeLoudPDX


A grassroots activist organization bringing together pro-bike Portlanders for improved bicycling infrastructure campaigns, protests, and more.


bikeloudpx.org | 503-912-8894


BikePortland.org


A local blog on all things bike — news, community events, safety, stolen bike postings, and forums.


bikeportland.org

League of American Bicyclists


A national membership organization devoted to healthy communities and the freedom to ride.


bikeleague.org | 202-822-1333


NW Bicycle Safety Council


An organization aiming to educate and promote safety and harmony between cyclists and all others who use the roads.


nwbicyclesafetycouncil.org | 360-608-3173


Oregon Bicycle Racing Association (OBRA)


OBRA offers cyclists the opportunity to test their competitive spirit in five different types of racing: road, track, mountain, time trial and cyclocross. 


obra.org | 503-278-5550


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See Bicycle Rides And Clinics At A Glance

City Portland Active Transportation and Safety Division


SmartTrips offers guided rides and clinics through the Portland By Cycle program.


portlandoregon.gov/transportation/44099 | 503-823-CYCL (2925)


Shift


A local group organizing bike events to demonstrate that cycling is “fun, liberating, empowering, sustainable and environmentally-friendly.” 

shift2bikes.org

NW Trail Alliance


A rider-oriented, volunteer-powered mountain bike organization. Their goal is to promote, protect and enhance mountain biking in Oregon and SW Washington. 

nw-trail.org

Women on Wheels


Their mission is to empower women to travel by bicycle and other alterna­tive transportation. All inclusive rides, workshops, and social events on biking. 

meetup.com/womenonwheels/

Sorella Forte


Sorella Forte (Italian for Strong Sister) is open to all women who share a pass­ion for riding their bike. The club supports women who want to race as well as recreational riders looking for people to ride with on a regular basis.

sorellaforte.com

Portland Wheelmen Touring Club


PWTC promotes cycling and provides a social organization for all cyclists. Their primary focus is recreational riding, with up to two dozen rides offered weekly. 


pwtc.com | 503-666-5796


Portland Velo Cycling Club


A recreational cycling club dedicated to providing fun, safe and social cycling experiences for Portland-area cyclists. 


pdxvelo.com

Bicycles and Ideas for Kids’ Empowerment (b.i.k.e.)


Programs that facilitate the development of values and life skills essential for inner-city youth through bicycling, tutoring, year-round mentoring, and leadership training.


kidsofbike.blogspot.com; kidsofbike.org | 503-484-7838


North Portland BikeWorks


A collectively-run non-profit neighborhood learning center that provides information, resources, and skill-sharing programs to advocate the use of environmentally sustainable, self-reliant transportation.

northportlandbikeworks.com | 503-287-1098


The Bike Farm


An all volunteer-run collective dedicated to every aspect of bike education from safe commuting to repair. Open Shop, Noche Bilingue and Women and Trans Nights offered monthly.

bikefarm.org

Gracie’s Wrench


A variety of programs ranging from one-on-one services to corporate and business consulting. All classes, tutoring and clinics are based on the philosophy that the best way to learn is to do it yourself, with your own hands on your own bike. 

gracieswrench.com | 503-839-1880


ORbike


Their mission is simple: to promote bicycling in Oregon. They offer the most comprehen­sive cycling events calendar in the state, a blog for the local buzz, and a secure online registration system for events.


orbike.com

Bike Gallery


Bike Gallery offers four free basic clinics on a recurring basis at six metro area locations. Choose from Bike Commuting 101, Basic Maintenance, Flat Repair, and Gear Shifting Technique. Go By Bike! 

bikegallery.com

REI


Ready to learn more about your bike? REI offers free and fee clinics on maintenance, flat repair and more. Check online to find a store near you and register. 

rei.com

River City Bicycles


River City Bicycles offers free group rides and a weekly maintenance clinic. RSVP’s appreciated.


rivercitybicycles.com | 503-233-5973


For a list of other bike shops and cooperatives in Portland, click here  or go to  bikeportland.org/resources .

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  Bike Repair
and Sales
Clinics and
Classes
DIY
Repair
Hosts
Events
Rides Volunteer
Opportunities
Women-specific
Classes or Rides
Bike Farm*    
Bike Gallery    
Bikes for Humanity PDX        
Portland Bureau of Transportation        
Community Cycling Center  
Gracie’s Wrench        
North Portland Bike Works*      
NW Trail Alliance      
ORbike            
Portland Velo            
Portland Wheelmen Touring Club        
REI      
River City Bicycles      
Shift        
Sorella Forte*        
Women on Wheels*      

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ST_TransportGuide_bike.png Bicycling — Bicycle rentals

Find a comprehensive and updated list of shops offering bicycle rentals in Portland.


portlandoregon.gov/transportation/article/71974

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TriMet


Buses and MAX light rail serving the Portland Metro area. Bike racks are on all buses and MAX lines. Trip planning and real-time arrival information are available by phone, computer or mobile device. 


TriMet also offers the LIFT program, a shared-ride, public transportation service for people with disabilities that prevent them from using a bus, MAX train or streetcar.


trimet.org | 503-238-RIDE (7433); TTY: 711


Portland Streetcar


The streetcar serves as an inner-city circulator and provides access to many Portland attractions. Streetcar is accessible to everyone; bicycles are allowed in the low-floor sections.


portlandstreetcar.org | 503-238-RIDE (7433)


Portland Aerial Tram


The Portland Aerial Tram is a convenient way to travel between OHSU Marquam Hill and the OHSU Center for Health and Healing at South Waterfront. Valet bike parking avail­able at the Go By Bike Bicycle Plaza near the base of the tram.


gobytram.com | 503-865-TRAM (8726)


C-TRAN


Buses serving SW Washington and Portland. Bike racks on all buses. TriMet day, month and year passes are valid on C-TRAN and vice versa (see website for more info). C-VAN Paratransit Services available for people with disabilities.


c-tran.com | 360-695-0123


TriMet Westside Express Service (WES)


A commuter rail line serving Beaverton, Tigard, Tualatin and Wilsonville. WES runs every 30 minutes during the weekday morning and afternoon rush hours. Free 24-hour park­ing available at four locations. Free onboard Wi-Fi.


trimet.org/wes | 503-865-RIDE (7433)


Ride Connection


Ride Connection is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing accessible, trans­por­tation options for those in need. Includes transportation training, door-to-door service and shuttles.


rideconnection.org | 503-226-0700; TTY: 503-528-1730


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City of Portland Disability Program


Aims to connect, support and encourage collaborative civic engagement between people of the disability community, neighborhoods and city government. 


portlandoregon.gov/oni/28994 | 503-823-4519 | TTY/TDD: 503-823-6868


City of Portland Commission on Disability


The Portland Commission on Disability’s mission is to guide the City in ensuring it is a more universally accessible city for all.

portlandoregon.gov/oehr/62222 | 503-823-4432


City of Portland Disability Resources


A fast-access directory for information on Audible Pedestrian Signals, the Curb Ramp Request Program, Disabled Parking Permits and more. 


portlandoregon.gov/oni/42177

Disability.gov


Find state or nationwide information on accessible transportation and para­transit services. 


disability.gov

TriMet’s LIFT Paratransit Service


A shared-ride public transportation service for people who are unable to use buses or MAX due to a disability or disabling health issue. Registration required.


trimet.org/lift | 503-962-8000, Option 2 | TTY: 711


Ride Connection


A non-profit organization providing accessible, responsive transportation for commun­ity needs. Includes transportation training, door-to-door service and shuttles.


rideconnection.org | 503-226-0700
| TTY: 503-528-1730


TriMet’s Committee on Accessible Transportation


A committee giving guidance to TriMet’s Board of Directors and staff on plans, policies, and programs for seniors and people with disabilities.


trimet.org/cat | 503-962-8200, Option 4
| TTY: 711


TripCheck 


Find connections to shuttle, bus/taxi, Dial-A-Ride services and more. Special accommo­da­tions available for wheelchair users, service animals, etc. 


tripcheck.com

Adaptive and Inclusive Recreation (AIR)


Community-based recreation activities and leisure services specially designed for children, teens and adults who have a disability and/or special needs.


portlandoregon.gov/parks/39830 | 503-823-4333


Access Recreation


A Portland-based ad hoc committee working to develop guidelines for accessibility information provided about hiking trails and outdoor recreational facilities in Oregon and SW Washington.


accessrecreation.org

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City of Portland Active Transportation and Safety Division


Resources for riding and parking a motorcycle or motor scooter in Portland.


portlandoregon.gov/transportation/article/40219

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City of Portland


Safety information, laws, clubs and downtown routes. 


portlandoregon.gov/transportation/article/594869

Portland Parks and Recreation’s Skateboard Program


Parks and Recreation offers camps and lessons and maintains Portland’s five skateparks.


portlandoregon.gov/parks/50045

Skate Like a Girl PDX


A local non-profit empowering women and girls through skateboarding and creating an inclusive skateboarding community. Offers school-based programs, monthly clinics and more.


skatelikeagirlpdx.com

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City of Portland


A list of permitted taxi, pedicab, limousine, shuttle, and tour companies serving Portland. 


portlandoregon.gov/transportation/article/585436

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BIKETOWN


Designed for quick trips with convenience in mind, rent one of 1,000 available bikes across downtown Portland and nearby neighborhoods. Single tickets, day passes, and annual memberships available to meet your needs.


biketownpdx.com | 866-512-2453


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Drive Less. Connect.


Oregon’s secure, easy-to-use online ride-matching tool that connects you with people going your way for work or play.


drivelessconnect.com | 503-200-3280


Craigslist Rideshare Board


Find fellow travelers to share rides with.


portland.craigslist.org/rid/

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car2go


Skip the hassles of car ownership or conventional car rental. Pick up a car spontaneously or by reservation, then drop it off in a different location.


car2go.com

Getaround 


Choose from cars shared by people in your neighborhood or earn money renting your car. Full insurance is included. Convenient hourly and daily rentals.


getaround.com | 866-438-2768


Zipcar


A member-based car sharing service with vehicles available by the hour or day. Gas and insurance are included and hundreds of vehicles are available to choose from. Member­ships can start as low as $7/month.


zipcar.com | 866-4ZIPCAR (494-7227)


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Amtrak


Hop on the train and travel in style to anywhere in the USA. Reserve a spot for your bike or box it and check it as luggage. Amtrak Cascades is their Pacific Northwest line and offers destinations from Eugene to Vancouver, B.C.


amtrak.com; amtrakcascades.com | 800-USA-RAIL (872-7245)


Bolt Bus


A low-cost express bus service operated by Greyhound between select cities. Comfortable seats, extra legroom, free Wi-Fi and power outlets. Wheelchair accessible. 


boltbus.com | 877-BOLT-BUS (265-8287)

Greyhound Bus Lines


Greyhound is the largest provider of intercity bus transportation, serving more than 3,800 destinations with 13,000 daily departures across North America. Free Wi-Fi.


greyhound.com | 800-231-2222 | TTY/TDD: 800-345-3109


Central Oregon Breeze


A daily bus service operating between Central Oregon and Portland since 1991. Room for luggage, skis or bicycles when properly packed. 


cobreeze.com | 541-389-7469


Columbia County (CC) Rider


Catch rides from Columbia County, including destinations like St. Helens, Scappoose, Rainier, Portland, and Longview, WA.


columbiacountyrider.com | 503-366-0159


Oregon POINT (Public Oregon Intercity Transit)


Provides Oregonians with reliable, 365-day public transit options for intercity travel between urban and rural communities. Includes service to Eugene and Astoria. A service of regional transit companies and ODOT. Free Wi-Fi and space for up to three bicycles.


Oregon-point.com | 541-484-4100


Tillamook County’s “The Wave”


Daily bus service between Tillamook and metro Portland with other destinations as far north as Cannon Beach. All vehicles equipped with a ramp or lift and two front bicycle racks.


tillamookbus.com | 503-815-TCTD (8283)


DriveLess. Connect.


Oregon’s secure, easy-to-use online ride-matching tool that matches you with people going your way for work or play.


drivelessconnect.com | 503-200-3280


City of Portland Portland Region Bicycle Touring/ Recreation Maps


Grab your region by the handlebars! Maps helping you find the roads most suitable for your riding preferences, all the way to the coast.


portlandoregon.gov/transportation/36638

Cycle Wild


Their mission: To reconnect people with nature via the bicycle. Cycle Wild offers free and fee camping trips into nature, at a slower pace. They also offer hands-on classes covering basic camping, navigation, route finding and more. 


cyclewild.org

TripCheck


View road conditions within Oregon and its surrounding states before starting your trip. Also has applications for mobile devices.


tripcheck.com

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City of Portland Active Transportation and Safety Division


The Active Transportation and Safety Division works to increase trips Portlanders take by walking, rolling and bicycling for their daily transportation needs and works to create safe conditions for all users. 


portlandoregon.gov/transportation | 503-823-5490 


Portland Bureau of Transportation


A community partner in shaping a livable city, planning, building, managing and maintaining an effective and safe transportation system that provides people and businesses access and mobility. The Bureau keeps Portland moving.


portlandoregon.gov/transportation | 503-823-5185


Portland State University (PSU) Traffic and Transportation Class


Over 1,000 Portlanders have taken this free class at Portland State University and learned about traffic and transportation services, agencies, and issues. For new and seasoned advocates.


portlandoregon.gov/transportation/35727 | 503-823-4863


Google Maps 


Locate efficient and safe routes or directions for walking and biking trips. Transit stops are marked and include next arrival times and stop IDs. 


maps.google.com

Portland Transport


An online conversation about access and mobility in the Portland/Vancouver region.


portlandtransport.com

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Important City of Portland Numbers

Sidewalk, Curb Ramps, Street Maintenance, and Traffic Safety


24/7 Street Maintenance and Repair | 503-823-1700


Report a Traffic Safety Issue | 503-823-SAFE (7233)


Parking Enforcement | 503-823-5195, Option 2


Report a Pothole | 503-823-1700


Report a Sidewalk Maintenance Repair Issue | 503-823-1711


ADA Curb Ramp Requests | 503-823-5185


Issues with Sign and Intersection Visibility Due to Vegetation | 503-823-5211


General City of Portland Information | 503-823-4000


Para información sobre transporte en español | 503-823-7699


PDX Reporter Smartphone App: Report infrastructure issues on the go with your Smartphone. Available in iPhone and Android app markets.

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Bicycle Theft Prevention Tips

    Cable locks are easily cut by thieves, so don’t depend on them alone. Invest in the highest quality U-lock, heavy-gauge chain, or handcuff-style lock you can afford.
    Always lock your bike to a secure, fixed object.
    Try to lock your bike in a well-lit and well-traveled area.
    If you have any parts or components that can easily be removed (e.g., lights, bags, a seat post with quick-release, etc.) take them with you.

GOOD

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U-lock front wheel and bike frame to rack

BETTER

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U-lock front wheel and bike frame to rack with cable through u-lock and rear wheel

BEST*

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Remove front wheel and u-lock with rear wheel and bike frame to rack
*Do not attempt unless you know how to use a wheel quick-release safely!

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