Learn about 2020 Central City in Motion transit priority projects at upcoming open houses in February and MarchRead More…
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(Feb. 14, 2020) Portland City Council voted yesterday to adopt the Rose Lane Project report, the city’s biggest-ever plan for prioritizing transit on our streets. Through a series of pilot projects to be implemented over the next two years, the Rose Lane Project will get buses and streetcars out of traffic using a variety of different solutions, including bus-only lanes, transit signal improvements and other tools. These improvements will make transit faster and more reliable for more than 100,000 transit riders on over 45 different lines.
The Portland Bureau of Transportation (PBOT) is already putting this vision into action. A series of transit priority projects will be implemented this summer through Central City in Motion, PBOT's initiative to improve transportation in the city’s core. These projects are set to significantly improve transit travel time by helping buses and streetcars travel through congested areas. Data from PBOT's 2019 transit priority projects show that improvements made in the central city are already having a positive impact on travel times and reliability across the transit system.
In the coming weeks the public will get a preview of 2020 Central City in Motion projects and other early Rose Lane projects through a series of public open houses. At the open houses, community members will have the chance to preview these and other Central City in Motion improvements, ask questions and provide feedback. Refreshments will be provided. The same information will be provided at all three open houses – choose the one that works best for you!
Central City in Motion is already delivering big benefits for transit routes that run through downtown thanks to bus priority treatments implemented in 2019 on SW Madison Street, NW Everett Street and the Burnside Bridge.
The Rose Lane Project will build on the success of these improvements, spreading a network of transit priority citywide to maximize impact. Making transit faster and more reliable through these investments is a key part of PBOT’s strategy to make our transportation system more equitable and to reduce climate impact.
Central City in Motion projects that will form early parts of the Rose Lane network include:
Representatives from each of these transit priority projects will be available at each of the open houses to answer questions and gather input. Learn more about upcoming Central City in Motion projects at www.portlandoregon.gov/transportation/ccim
See the City Council-adopted Rose Lane Project report at www.portlandoregon.gov/transportation/roselane
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