Join Metro and Drive Less Save More this May to celebrate the unique power of the bicycle during National Bike Month. Whether riding to work, school, running a few errands or taking a long spin around the region’s many bike paths, riding your bike can help you save money, stay healthy and keep our air clean.
Metro invites you to help finalize the vision for the regional strategy that will make it easier and safer to walk, ride a bicycle and access transit at a community open house, Thursday, May 23 from 5 to 7 p.m. in the Metro Council Chamber.
The changes, including some road widening projects that got a chilly reception from the Metro Council, were approved unanimously without much substantive discussion at Wednesday's meeting of the Metro Policy Advisory Committee. Meanwhile, a public comment report on the projects showed little opposition to the proposals that received the most attention from the Metro Council.
A recently-released travel and awareness survey conducted by Metro Regional Travel Options (RTO) program reflects a growing trend in Portland area residents' willingness to seek out and use a variety of travel options to get to work or school or run errands.
This spring, don’t let rainy days keep you off your bike. Metro Drive Less Save More and our partners salute those pedaling around town on grey and rainy days – and encourage everyone to give wet weather riding a try.
Several representatives to a region-wide advisory committee said Wednesday that Metro's Climate Smart Communities program is about more than tailpipe emissions, saying it's about what citizens want in their communities.
Metro announces the recipients of $2.1 million in funds awarded through the Regional Travel Options grant program. These fourteen grants will support projects that increase opportunities for residents to use transit, carpool, ride their bicycles or walk.
This past week, the Metro Council had its first look at a set of requested amendments to the Regional Transportation Plan, a policy document that charts our course for transportation investments over the next 30-plus years. If a community wants a bike trail, a new street, or a transit facility, it needs to be in the Regional Transportation Plan's project list.
Whatever their motive, the way business owners from across the Portland region have been cutting back driving costs has been a relief to regional planners, who have to address a state mandate to reduce vehicle emissions.
The proposals – specifically two road widening projects in Hillsboro, one on Interstate 5 near Tigard and another along Interstate 205 in East Portland – raised questions about how wide is too wide for Portland region roadways.