Posted on July 31st, 2015 at 1:52 pm.
After months of research and discussion with a massive stakeholders’ group, the Portland Bureau of Transportation on Thursday circulated its first concept for how to deal with shortages of free on-street car parking in some neighborhoods.
The proposal, which the city described Friday as “preliminary,” combines two main ideas:
1) Neighborhoods would get the option to vote to start charging themselves a yet-to-be-determined amount for overnight street parking, and
2) people who live in most of the buildings along commercial corridors wouldn’t get to park in permit-parking areas overnight unless people who live in nearby residences don’t want the space.