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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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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

Bicycle Theft Prevention Tips

Important City of Portland Numbers

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ST_TransportGuide_ped.pngWalking — Maps and Information

City of Portland Active Transportation and Safety Division

portlandoregon.gov/transportation/AT

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

Oregon Pedestrian Law Guide

klinelawpc.com

Written by attorney Rob Kline, this legal resource highlights pedestrian traffic laws, rights and obligations plus much more.

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Oregon Walks

oregonwalks.org | 503-223-1597

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

City of Portland Pedestrian Advisory Committee

portlandoregon.gov | 503-823-5185

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

SW Trails PDX

swtrails.org

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

Trailkeepers of Oregon

trailkeepersoforegon.org

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

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ST_TransportGuide_ped.pngWalking — Walks and Hikes

City of Portland Active Transportation and Safety Division

portlandoregon.gov/transportation/AT | 503-823-6051

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

AARP Oregon NeighborWalks

aarp.org/or

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.

American Volkssport Association

ava.org

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.

Columbia River Orienteering Club

croc.org

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.

Mazamas

mazamas.org

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.

Oregon Trail State Volkssport Association

walkoregon.org

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

Oregon Hikers

oregonhikers.org

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

Trails Club of Oregon

trailsclub.org

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

Wonders of Walking Club

wondersofwalking.com | 503-282-1677

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.

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ST_TransportGuide_bike.png Bicycling — Maps and Information

City of Portland Active Transportation and Safety Division

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

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

Bicycle (and Pedestrian) Law Articles

tcnf.legal

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

Ride Oregon

rideoregonride.com

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

Ride the City

ridethecity.org

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

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ST_TransportGuide_bike.png Bicycling — Community

The Street Trust (Formerly Bicycle Transportation Alliance)

thestreettrust.org | 503-226-0676

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.

Community Cycling Center

communitycyclingcenter.org | 503-287-8786

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. ST_TransportGuide_womens.png

City of Portland Bicycle Advisory Committee

portlandoregon.gov/transportation 

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

Bikes for Humanity PDX

b4hpdx.org | (503) 496-6941

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.

BikeLoudPDX

bikeloudpx.org

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

BikePortland.org

bikeportland.org

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

League of American Bicyclists

bikeleague.org

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

NW Bicycle Safety Council

nwbicyclesafetycouncil.org

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

Oregon Bicycle Racing Association (OBRA)

obra.org

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

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ST_TransportGuide_bike.png Bicycling — Rides and Clinics

See Bicycle Rides And Clinics At A Glance

City Portland Active Transportation and Safety Division

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

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

Shift

shift2bikes.org

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

NW Trail Alliance

nw-trail.org

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

Women on Wheels

meetup.com/womenonwheels/

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

Sorella Forte

sorellaforte.com

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. ST_TransportGuide_womens.png

Portland Wheelmen Touring Club

pwtc.com

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.

Portland Velo Cycling Club

pdxvelo.com

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

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

kidsofbike.blogspot.com | kidsofbike.org

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

North Portland BikeWorks

northportlandbikeworks.org | 503-287-1098

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. ST_TransportGuide_womens.png

Bike Farm

bikefarm.org

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. ST_TransportGuide_womens.png

Gracie’s Wrench

gracieswrench.com | 503-839-1880

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. ST_TransportGuide_womens.png

ORbike

orbike.com

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.

Bike Gallery

bikegallery.com

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! ST_TransportGuide_womens.png

REI

rei.com 

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. ST_TransportGuide_womens.png

River City Bicycles

rivercitybicycles.com | 503-233-5973

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

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

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ST_TransportGuide_bike.png Bicycle Rides and Clinics at a Glance

  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*      

*Offers transgender or women-specific classes, events or rides. ST_TransportGuide_womens.png


ST_TransportGuide_bike.png Bicycling — Bicycle rentals

portlandoregon.gov/transportation 

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

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TriMet

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

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.

Portland Streetcar

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

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.

Portland Aerial Tram

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

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.

C-TRAN

c-tran.com | 360-695-0123

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.

TriMet Westside Express Service (WES)

trimet.org/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.

Ride Connection

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

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.

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ST_TransportGuide_mobility.pngMobility Devices and Accessibility

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
503-823-9970 | TTY: 503-823-6868

Portland Commission on Disability

The Portland Commission on Disability’s mission is to guide the City in ensuring it is universally accessible for all.
portlandoregon.gov/oehr/62222 
503-823-4433

City of Portland Disability Resources

portlandoregon.gov/oni 

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

Disability.gov

disability.gov

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

TriMet’s LIFT Paratransit Service

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

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.

Ride Connection

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

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

TriMet’s Committee on Accessible Transportation

trimet.org/cat | 503-802-8200 TTY: 711

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

TripCheck

tripcheck.com select “Transportation Options”

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

Adaptive and Inclusive Recreation (AIR)

portlandoregon.gov/parks select “Recreation” | 503-823-4333

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

Access Recreation

accessrecreation.org

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.

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City of Portland Active Transportation and Safety Division

portlandoregon.gov/transportation 

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

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City of Portland

portlandoregon.gov/transportation search “skateboard”

Safety information, laws, clubs and downtown routes.

Portland Parks and Recreation’s Skatepark Program

portlandoregon.gov/parks 

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

Skate Like a Girl PDX

skatelikeagirlpdx.com

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

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City of Portland

portlandoregon.gov/transportation select “Permitted Companies”

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

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BIKETOWN

biketownpdx.com

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.

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DriveLess. Connect.

drivelessconnect.com

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

Craigslist Rideshare Board

portland.craigslist.org/rid/

Find fellow travelers to share rides with.

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car2go

car2go.com/portland

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.

Getaround

getaround.com

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

Zipcar

zipcar.com

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.

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City of Portland

portlandoregon.gov/transportation

Clickable map of  Bus and Rail service connecting Portland to Washington, the Gorge, Mt Hood, the Coast and more

Amtrak

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

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.

Bolt Bus

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

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

Greyhound Bus Lines

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

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.

Central Oregon Breeze

cobreeze.com | 800-847-0157

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

Columbia County (CC) Rider

columbiacountyrider.com | 503-366-0159

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

Oregon POINT (Public Oregon Intercity Transit)

Oregon-point.com

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.

Tillamook County’s “The Wave”

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

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.

DriveLess. Connect.

drivelessconnect.com

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

City of Portland Portland Region Bicycle Touring/ Recreation Maps

portlandoregon.gov/transportation 

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

Cycle Wild

cyclewild.org

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.

TripCheck

tripcheck.com

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

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City of Portland Active Transportation and Safety Division

portlandoregon.gov/transportation | 503-823-5490

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.

Portland Bureau of Transportation

portlandoregon.gov/transportation | 503-823-5185

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.

Portland State University (PSU) Traffic and Transportation Class

portlandoregon.gov/transportation search “PSU class” | 503-823-5345

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.

Google Maps

maps.google.com

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

Portland Transport

portlandtransport.com

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

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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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