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Transportation and roads

Getting around the city, programs, maintenance work

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Abandoned or prohibited vehicles parked on Portland streets may be reported to the Portland Bureau of Transportation (PBOT).

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File an appeal with the City Auditor's Hearings Office to challenge an administrative decision made by the City of Portland. Examples of the types of cases: park exclusions, private for-hire permit denial or suspension, water or sewer billing

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The Portland Bureau of Transportation (PBOT) issues "complex" temporary street use permits to close sidewalks, all types of travel lanes, or entire streets, and for reserving on-street parking needed for such closures, for things like construction, utility work, crane lifts, and tree trimming.

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Private for-hire companies and individual drivers must apply to the Portland Bureau of Transportation (PBOT) to operate in the city. Private for-hire vehicles include taxis, limos, pedicabs, party buses, executive sedans, town cars, non-emergency medical transport, horse-drawn carriages, and TNCs.

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Central Eastside and Northwest district businesses wanting to free up their own parking for people who live and work in the district, may apply to the Portland Bureau of Transportation (PBOT) for a shared-use parking permit. This is a pilot program. No fee to apply.

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Residents and businesses in specific zones may apply to the Portland Bureau of Transportation (PBOT) for permits to park longer than visitor time limits. Only people who live or work in these zones may apply for themselves, their guests, or their employees.

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Businesses may apply to the Portland Bureau of Transportation (PBOT) for delivery parking permits that allow you to use non-commercial vehicles for loading and unloading in two predesignated loading zones near your business. Annual business delivery permits are $180 per vehicle, prorated quarterly.

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Owners of commercial vehicles that do maintenance, service, or repair work may apply to the Portland Bureau of Transportation (PBOT) for an annual maintenance parking permit to allow for unlimited parking 8 a.m. – 7 p.m. all days in metered spaces for certain activity. Exceptions apply. Fees vary.

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Radio, television, and print media that meet certain criteria may apply to the Portland Bureau of Transportation (PBOT) for parking permits that allow FREE parking in metered spaces for up to 2 hours while covering special events and emergencies.

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A limited number of bike lockers are available for rent downtown by the Portland Bureau of Transportation (PBOT). Follow the instructions to learn about locations, get added to our waitlist, or renew your rental. Rentals are for 3- or 6- month periods and require a refundable key deposit.

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In commercial districts, the Portland Bureau of Transportation (PBOT) can install a group of bike racks, known as a bike corral, in on-street parking spaces. The city prefers to put bike corrals near street corners as it improves visibility for people crossing the street. Fees may apply.

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In commercial districts, the Portland Bureau of Transportation (PBOT) can install up to two FREE bike racks on the sidewalk in front of your property. These provide convenient bike parking for employees, visitors, and shoppers. Additional racks may be installed for a cost of $150 per bike rack.

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Property owners may apply to the Portland Bureau of Transportation (PBOT) to paint their own curb for added clearance for their driveway as long as it meets specific city standards. PBOT can also do this work for you, for a fee of $360.

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The Portland Bureau of Transportation (PBOT) has a variety of FREE walking and biking maps, as well as other literature and resources about walking, biking, and taking transit in Portland. Find them at local bike shops and libraries, stop by PBOT offices, or order these maps online.

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The Portland Bureau of Transportation (PBOT) can install signs to prevent people parking and blocking your mailbox. A $75 fee applies. If this is a new or infrequent problem, you may instead call PBOT Parking Enforcement at 503-823-5195 or request mailbox stickers by calling 503-823-7275.

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Full scholarships are available to Portland residents for "Portland Traffic & Transportation," a noncredit course at Portland State University sponsored by the Portland Bureau of Transportation (PBOT). Registration is based on lottery due to popularity.

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You may renew an ongoing temporary street use permit with the Portland Bureau of Transportation (PBOT), or reissue a permit you have had in the past.

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When reporting a broken pay station, please provide us the exact location and a detailed description of the problem.

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Call Portland Bureau of Transportation’s (PBOT) 24/7 maintenance dispatch to report problems with traffic signals, including physical damage, burnt out lamps, problems detecting cars or bikes in the intersection, or any other immediate risks.

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Report potholes, sinkholes, or other emergency road hazards online, via email, or by calling our 24/7 maintenance dispatch at the Portland Bureau of Transportation (PBOT).

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Call Portland Bureau of Transportation’s (PBOT) 24/7 maintenance dispatch to report any problems with school zone flashing beacons.

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If you have a sewer backup in your home or business or you notice sewage being released into the environment, call us to report it.

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Report a streetlight outage, a light going on and off (cycling), a streetlight that's on during the day, vandalism, or any other problem with a streetlight. The Portland Bureau of Transportation (PBOT) relies on reports like yours to fix issues with our 55,000 streetlights.

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You can report abandoned bicycles to the Portland Bureau of Transportation (PBOT). Be sure it has been abandoned or hasn't moved in more than 72 hours.

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If you see what appears to be an abandoned bike, contact police at the non-emergency number below, to request the bike be taken to the property room as found property.