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Turn your street project idea into reality with Better Block PSU program

Avatar by on February 24th, 2020 at 1:34 pm

Carfree SW Montgomery Street being painted by PSU students last year.
(Photo: PSU TREC)

What do Better Naito, the SW 3rd/Ankeny plaza, and new bus lanes on SW Madison and the Burnside Bridge have in common? They all started as ideas from students and activists and ended up as real projects on the ground.

If you have an idea to make streets and public space work better, now is your chance to give it some wings.

As we shared last spring, tactical urbanism organization Better Block PDX and Portland State University have joined forces to help great ideas become reality. Through PSU’s Transportation Research and Education Center (TREC), they’ve created a program that aligns PSU transportation, engineering, and planning students with activists and community organizations to create official plans for pop-up projects.[Read more…]

Journalist Angie Schmitt, critic of ‘hyper-macho trucks’ and defender of walkers, to speak in Portland

Avatar by on August 30th, 2019 at 6:53 am

(Photos courtesy Portland State University)

One of America’s leading voices in the War on Cars is coming to Portland.
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