City Transportation Director Leah Treat at a press conference in April of last year.
(Photo: J. Maus/BikePortland)
Portland’s transportation revenue plans may be stalled, but its top appointed transportation official is moving ahead with a two-pronged policy agenda that can be pursued without much new money — and might even help create its own.
“We have a job at PBOT to make better use of the street space that we do have, including the parking zone.”
— Leah Treat
One of Director Leah Treat’s goals for 2015, she said Tuesday, is “getting on offense on parking” by creating a “set of tools” that neighborhoods will be able to use to charge for parking or to, in some cases, remove it to make room for bike lanes or public parklets.
Another: start enacting a plan to eliminate all traffic deaths, a concept known as Vision Zero.