Not since the crazed building boom that followed the 1905 Lewis & Clark Centennial Exposition has Portland grown so quickly as during the last decade. Construction cranes have reshaped neighborhoods. Cars, bikes, buses, and scooters clog the streets.
Wealthier people have moved in while poorer people have been pushed further out, sometimes to the street. And Portlanders new and old want some simple questions answered: What’s the city’s plan? Who’s benefiting? Why are so many losing? What kind of Portland are we making? We invited 38 city leaders, activists, and architects to offer their visions for Portland’s future.
In this installment, we explored the future of transportation.
Portland Bureau of Transportation director Leah Treat on mobility in two very different Portlands.
Trimet’s Allan Lehto on the future of Portland transit.
Jillian Detweiller, director of Street Trust, on the right of kids to walk and bike to school safely.
Shawn Fleek, community engagement director for OPAL—Organizing People Activating Leaders—on transportation equity.
ODOT’s Megan Channell and PBOT’s Caitlin Reff on the $500-million redo of I-5 and streets in the Rose Quarter.
Architect John Breshears on the new bike/pedestrian bridge, Sullivan’s Crossing.
Port of Portland executive director Curtis Robinhold on the billion-dollar upgrade of PDX.
BetterBlock Portland on transforming Portland’s streets through tactical urbanism.