Programs

E-Scooter Pilot Program

PBOT is evaluating this pilot that has shown e-scooters have the potential to help advance City goals for mobility, climate, equity, and safety. We are engaging the public to develop recommendations to City Council for a permanent program.

Engineering, Traffic Signals, and Streetlights

Project design, civil design standards, traffic safety investigations, traffic signals and signal timing, streetlights, and major structures. Engineering Services group at the Portland Bureau of Transportation (PBOT).

Fixing Our Streets

Portland's gas tax and heavy vehicle use tax, funding a variety of road improvements.

Last Thursdays on Alberta

Last Thursdays on Alberta is an art walk that stretches 15 blocks along Northeast Alberta Street. In 2019, its 22nd season, it will fill the street 6 to 9 p.m. the last Thursdays of June, July and August.

Maintenance Operations

Road maintenance, sidewalks, street signs, and other city assets. Potholes, paving, base repair, sewer repair, street sweeping. Plowing and salt in snow and ice events. 24/7 emergency dispatch to road hazards. Maintenance Operations group at the Portland Bureau of Transportation (PBOT).

Parking Enforcement and Operations

On-street parking is managed by the Portland Bureau of Transportation (PBOT). Topics include parking enforcement, long-term parking permits for residents and businesses, parking pay stations, pay-by-plate, and the Parking Kitty mobile app.

PBOT Equity + Inclusion Program

PBOT is committed to advancing City of Portland’s racial equity goals and strategies. Through our programs, policies, practices and procedures, we provide equitable and accessible services to all Portlanders, strengthen public involvement, access and outreach to historically underserved communities.

Portland Sunday Parkways

Promotes healthy active living through a series of free events opening the city's largest public space - its streets - to walk, bike, roll, and discover active transportation. Presented by Kaiser Permanente.

Private for-hire transportation

Private for-hire services include taxis, transportation network companies (TNCs), limousines, party buses, executive sedans, town cars, tour vehicles, non-emergency medical transport, pedicabs, quadricycles, and horse-drawn carriages.

Public Works

Capital projects and permits for the public domain.

Safe Ride Home

A partnership to prevent impaired driving, working with taxis, transportation network companies, police and bar owners to offer reduced-cost rides home on targeted holidays.

Safe Routes to School

A partnership between the City of Portland, schools, neighbors, community organizations and agencies, continuing to increase safety and improve health for students and their families.

Safe Streets Initiative

The Portland Bureau of Transportation (PBOT) has started a new initiative called Safe Streets to respond to the Covid-19 public health crisis. PBOT will make temporary changes to city streets to give people more space to walk, bike, roll, do business, and get around in their neighborhood.

Transportation Permitting

Public works and utility permitting. Right-of-way acquisition. Temporary street use permitting for moving and construction. Community use of the right-of-way for block parties, special events, art, and other installations. Permitting group at the Portland Bureau of Transportation (PBOT).

Transportation Planning

Local and regional transportation policy. Planning of projects by area and by mode of transportation. Implementation of the Transportation System Plan, part of Portland’s 2035 Comprehensive Plan. The Planning team at the Portland Bureau of Transportation (PBOT).

Transportation Projects

Management and delivery of transportation construction projects. Local improvement districts. Transformation of the central city for all travel modes. Partners with regional agencies. The Capital Projects team at the Portland Bureau of Transportation (PBOT).

Transportation Wallet

The Transportation Wallet is a collection of passes and credits for use on transit, streetcar, bike share and scooters. It is an effective, low-cost strategy to reduce parking demand and congestion by increasing trips taken on transit, and by biking, walking and scooting.

Vision Zero

Through the Vision Zero program, the City of Portland and our partners are working to eliminate deaths and serious injuries on our streets.

Walking, Biking, Transit, and Transportation Safety

Programs for walking, biking, and taking transit. Vision Zero. Safe Routes to School. Bike-share. Making all modes of travel safer, easier, and more reliable. Active Transportation and Safety team at the Portland Bureau of Transportation (PBOT).