The Options Division are the ones who deliver the SmartTrips packets to your door by bike.(Photos © J. Maus) The Transportation Options Division inside the Bureau of Transportation is a key piece of Portland’s success as a sustainable city. “Options” (as it’s known around here) is the marketing arm of the city’s transportation program and … Read more
Here’s a great opportunity to ride your bike and get paid ($15.12) for it. Transportation Options SmartTrips Bicycle Delivery Staffers Options is looking for three hearty bike riding individuals for 12 week positions to help us process and deliver hundreds of packages to southwest Portland homes. Yes, that is hilly southwest. Job duties include data … Read more
SmartTrips materials are delivered by bike.(Photo © J. Maus) PDOT’s Transportation Options Division has announced that their “SmartTrips Southeast” program led to a 9.4% reduction in drive-alone trips in the target area. The program — which uses individualized marketing techniques to encourage participants to walk, bike, and take transit — was focused on over 20,000 … Read more
Former ODOT bike guyMichael Ronkin won the Lifetime Achievement Award.(Photo: Jonathan Maus) Local transportation experts made their mark at a recent awards event hosted by the Association of Pedestrian and Bicycle Professionals. The APBP is a non-profit founded in 1995 that, “promotes excellence in the emerging professional discipline of pedestrian and bicycle transportation.” The event … Read more
## Begin field transmission ## PDOT’s secret SmartTrips Command Center.File photo Yesterday, after a brief struggle with motorized transport units in downtown Portland, I was able to gain access to PDOT’s secret Command Center for their SmartTrips Southeast Bike Delivery Operation Squad (SSBDOS). Before being carted away by security guards, I was able to snap … Read more
[Survey boundary map.] PDOT’s Transportation Options Division has just released an interesting comparison of survey results based on their SmartTrips program. SmartTrips — formerly known as the “Hub” project — is the name given to their annual marketing program that promotes biking, walking, and public transit in a selected geographic area. In 2006 the target … Read more
PDOT’s “Hub” Project (a.k.a. Travel Smart) has a new name, a new logo, and a new plan. Now calling their work “SmartTrips”, the folks in the Transportation Options division are gearing up to work their magic in and around Sellwood.
The Portland Office of Transportation Options is in high gear. They’re in the midst of the Northeast Hub Project, a comprehensive program that aims to encourage walking and biking in Northeast Portland. Yesterday I gained clearance to the top-secret Hub headquarters to check out the operation. Transportation Options are the folks behind many of the … Read more