Fair Voting for Portland’s Street Fee

Tony Jordan is a software engineer by day, but a rabble rouser all of the time. He is particularly interested in seeing Shoupian parking policies in place on Portland’s streets. Tony has a BA in Politics from UC Santa Cruz and serves on the board of the Sunnyside Neighborhood Association as well as on several […]

KBOO Bike Show: Affordable Transportation

 Listen to the show (mp3, 26.1MB) Alon and Christopher talk with Kate Nelson of Santa Fe’s Chainbreaker Collective about the importance of affordable transportation and their efforts to make bicycles available to lower-income individuals. In the second half they speak with Sirapon Soinak of Thailand who has cycled all over the world.

Rose Bowl 2015 Open Thread

Happy New Year!  There’s a little football game happening next week.  Of course, yours truly is an Oregon State alum, so I’m not quite as excited about that as some of you… More public outreach on the Powell/Division project, as Metro asks southeast residents about safety. TriMet is touting a 3.2% increase in ridership last […]

Could Bus Multiple Units (BMU)s bridge the bus-rail divide?

Here at Portland Transport, we (both editors and commenters) frequently like to engage in a bit of technical speculation, hoping for future improvements that will allow transit agencies to do more with less.  There’s lots of talk around here about electric buses, of driverless vehicles, of different vehicle configurations, and even more exotic concepts like […]

The Future is Bright

One of the pleasures of my holiday season each year is serving on the panel reviewing presentations at the PBOT/PSU Transportation Class. It gives me great hope for the future that we are creating a regular stream of transportation advocates who will keep making our streets better and safer. This year is no exception: Alexis […]

KBOO Bike Show: Cyclocross

 Listen to the show (mp3, 26.1MB) This month the Bike Show explores the life cycle of Cyclocross in the United States. From the birth of cyclocross in the 70’s, we speak with Laurence Malone– a.k.a. The Godfather of Cyclocross racing– about the sport’s humble origins in the us and what it was like to be the […]

December 2014 Open Thread

A few items for your consideration: In the “pigs are flying” department, the Cascade Policy Institute actually wrote the following words on their website: Portland is known for having one of the best public transportation systems in the country Perhaps that is damning with faint praise, but there it sits.  And the article it is […]

The Future of Car Ownership

Via Planetizen: Accounting/consulting firm KPMG predicts that the share of multi-car households will drop from today’s 57% to 43% by 2040. That will be driven by a combination of demographics and ridesharing (e.g., Uber) and carsharing (e.g. Zipcar) services. Others suggest that autonomous vehicles could be an additional disrupter.