The saying better late than never definitely applies to PBOT’s new Healthy Blocks program. During the pandemic, PBOT prioritized business permits for outdoor dining and paused popular programs like block parties, street paintings, Sunday Parkways and Play Streets. Now PBOT has reimagined their permit process for street closures and has made it easier for Portlanders … Read more
Unlike our Oregon Department of Transportation whose seems to be carrying out a policy to rid their highways of everything but people in cars, the Washington Department of Transportation announced yesterday that it’s getting on the open streets train. Imagine that. A state DOT voluntarily banning automobile users from lanes and even complete roadways all … Read more
A ride in the most famous open streets event in the world — Bogotá’s ciclovía — inspires a Portlander to dream of an expansion of Sunday Parkways.