Mayor publishes statement on bikes and the budget

“I believe in bicycling. Investing in bicycle projects in Portland makes the city a safer, greener, healthier place.”— Mayor Sam Adams In a statement just published on his website, Mayor Sam Adams has responded to concerns from Portlanders about the Bureau of Transportation’s requested budget for 2009-2010. As we’ve reported, PBOT’s budget puts a high … Read more

PBOT director weighs in on budget and Adams’ “100 Day” promises

PBOT Director Sue Keil at a press conference in May 2008.(Photos © J. Maus) Back in January, just days before the Willamette Week broke news of Mayor Sam Adams’ relationship with Beau Breedlove, the incoming Mayor unveiled an ambitious plan of projects he promised to complete in his first 100 days on the job. Among … Read more

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City discussing sharrows on new transit mall

A sharrow in action on NW 9th in Portland.(Photos © J. Maus) The City of Portland Bureau of Transportation and TriMet are discussing the idea of installing shared lane markings (a.k.a. sharrows) on the entire length of the new downtown transit mall. Sharrows are a type of pavement marking that are placed on streets with … Read more

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As cuts loom, PBOT asks for help to prioritize

[Note: You’ll notice I’ve begun using the acronym PBOT instead of PDOT. That’s because the Portland Department of Transportation (which actually is the Office of Transportation but no one ever called it POOT) will soon officially become the “Bureau” of Transportation.] “If you had to cut $6.4 million out of Transportation’s budget, how would you … Read more