Setting the tone  for alternate transport<br />at the Portland Airport<br />
“Bicycle Assembly Area”at the Portland Airport<br />
First impressions in the city:  Portland is green<br />with food carts everywhere!<br />
Tri-Met Public transit bus stop<br />
Next arrivals for bus routes serving the stop<br />
Tri-Met Max (Light Rail) line<br />
On-board Tri-Met Max (Light Rail) blue line<br />
Tri-Met Max (Light Rail) blue line<br />
New Max Light Rail line under construction<br />
Go by streetcar!<br />
Portland Streetcar & stop with sponsor info<br />
Portland Streetcar stop<br />
On-board a Portland Streetcar<br />
Fare collection seems to be a problem<br />& rarely enforced.  All fare media is paper.<br />
This Portland Streetcar stop is also adjacent to the lower level Portland Aerial Tram station<br />
Mount Hood<br />The Portland Tram is both public transportation and tourist attraction linking the upper & lower campuses ...
Pedestrian bridge at OHSU:<br />terrain dictates unique connections<br />
Uneven edges on sidewalks throughout downtown were shaved<br />
Public spaces designed for enjoyment<br />
New public space in the middle of downtown incorporating a private use<br />
Some unique public art scattered about the city<br />
Portland is fairly bike/ped friendly<br />
Dedicated bike-crossing<br />
On-street bike parking is pretty common<br />
Yes, there are street trees<br />
Lots of street trees!<br />
My impression:  Portland is a beautiful city whose citizens enjoy its fun “sense of place”.  The city is aggressively purs...
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Some transportation and "placemaking" impressions from a visit to Portland, Oregon (18-22June2011).

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Portland

  1. 1. Setting the tone for alternate transport<br />at the Portland Airport<br />
  2. 2. “Bicycle Assembly Area”at the Portland Airport<br />
  3. 3. First impressions in the city: Portland is green<br />with food carts everywhere!<br />
  4. 4. Tri-Met Public transit bus stop<br />
  5. 5. Next arrivals for bus routes serving the stop<br />
  6. 6. Tri-Met Max (Light Rail) line<br />
  7. 7. On-board Tri-Met Max (Light Rail) blue line<br />
  8. 8. Tri-Met Max (Light Rail) blue line<br />
  9. 9. New Max Light Rail line under construction<br />
  10. 10. Go by streetcar!<br />
  11. 11. Portland Streetcar & stop with sponsor info<br />
  12. 12. Portland Streetcar stop<br />
  13. 13. On-board a Portland Streetcar<br />
  14. 14. Fare collection seems to be a problem<br />& rarely enforced. All fare media is paper.<br />
  15. 15. This Portland Streetcar stop is also adjacent to the lower level Portland Aerial Tram station<br />
  16. 16. Mount Hood<br />The Portland Tram is both public transportation and tourist attraction linking the upper & lower campuses of Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU)<br />
  17. 17. Pedestrian bridge at OHSU:<br />terrain dictates unique connections<br />
  18. 18. Uneven edges on sidewalks throughout downtown were shaved<br />
  19. 19. Public spaces designed for enjoyment<br />
  20. 20. New public space in the middle of downtown incorporating a private use<br />
  21. 21. Some unique public art scattered about the city<br />
  22. 22. Portland is fairly bike/ped friendly<br />
  23. 23. Dedicated bike-crossing<br />
  24. 24. On-street bike parking is pretty common<br />
  25. 25. Yes, there are street trees<br />
  26. 26. Lots of street trees!<br />
  27. 27. My impression: Portland is a beautiful city whose citizens enjoy its fun “sense of place”. The city is aggressively pursuing a variety of transportation options. Nonetheless, just like the rest of America, TDM opportunities remainas SOV use remains predominant.<br />

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