ODOT heard from experts about how they should tackle biking and walking policy.(Photos by J. Maus/BikePortland) The Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) hosted a “listening session” at their Portland regional headquarters yesterday. It was the fifth of five such meetings they’re using to gather insights and learn key issues they should address in a major … Read more
For months, the city has been mum about its ideas for how to spend $6.6 million for better biking and walking downtown. Let’s start the speculation now.
The presence of streetcar tracks on the MLK/Grand couplet has degraded the bicycle network on the central eastside. That’s one of many reasons we need smarter planning in this area.(Photo © J. Maus/BikePortland) One of the most important neighborhoods in Portland, the central eastside industrial area, is changing fast and the City of Portland is … Read more
The existing LOS standards and measures, which focus only on motor vehicle levels of service, do not reflect the City of Portland’s current practice which emphasizes and promotes a multimodal approach to transportation planning and providing transportation services.— From the City of Portland RFP If you or any of your friends are transportation wonks, then … Read more
Can data make us a smarter city.(Photo © J. Maus) The City of Portland announced a collaboration with IBM today to “better understand the dynamic behavior of cities.” The initiative is part of IBM’s Smarter Cities project that looks to use computer modeling and data analysis to inform city planning and policies. Or, as IBM … Read more
If Phil Goff had his way, his “Greenway Esplanade” concept would have transformed the Morrison Bridge into a biking and walking oasis. It didn’t quite turn out that way.(Concept drawing by Phil Goff)