Geek Out on Transportation!

Intersection of SE 82nd Ave and Division, courtesy of Metro.
Intersection of SE 82nd Ave and Division, courtesy of Metro.

 

With so much development happening all over Portland, have you ever wondered how all those new buildings (and more people) impact our transportation system?

The Portland Bureau of Transportation (PBOT) has created an online open house for the public to learn about Transportation System Development Charges and provide feedback on the list of potential projects that could be built using TSDC revenues. Projects on the list are oriented toward accommodating development growth and improving travel for all modes: walking, biking, driving and transit. Click here to visit the open house and give PBOT your feedback.

Local Pedestrian improvements recommended for funding: Hooray for Brentwood-Darlington!

Twelve projects recommended by Metro’s Joint Policy Advisory Committee on Transportation to receive federal funding include a Safe Routes to Schools project that would provide $2,200,000 for sidewalk and street improvements in neighboring Brentwood-Darlington. The WNA submitted a letter of support for the grant, which would also benefit Woodstock by creating safer bicycle passage via the Ogden/Knapp Greenway, and making it more feasible for Brentwood-Darlington neighbors to walk to our commercial center. The Metro Council must approve the recommendation before it is final. Read more here.

Register now for the March 20-21 Oregon Active Transportation Summit

Registration is now open for the 2017 Oregon Active Transportation Summit, to be held March 20-21 at the Oregon Zoo. The summit is two full days of inspiring mobile workshops; plenary sessions; professional training; and networking with innovators, thought leaders, and passionate professionals from the Pacific Northwest. If you are a professional, policy maker, or advocate working in the fields of transportation planning and engineering, community development, transportation justice, recreation and tourism, or public health, this event is for you!

Nonprofit combats illegal signs on city streets with proposed ordinance revisions

Learn more about this Friendly Streets initiative.