Updates on critical improvement needs on 82nd Avenue, TV Highway, McLaughlin and others
Regional mobility policy update
Today the Portland Metro area has a policy on mobility that relies on a vehicle-based measure (the ratio of vehicles on a roadway during the commute to its capacity). It is limiting for a transportation system that is far more complex.
Our region’s policies need to balance mobility for people riding a bus or train, biking, walking or moving goods. It should consider why and where people need to travel, how long it takes to reach a destination, how reliable the trip is and if the system is safe for all users. It is important that we update the policy so that it can more completely consider all the important elements of mobility and help our region’s transportation system keep up with a changing world. Learn more
Regional congestion pricing study
Metro is collecting information to understand if congestion pricing can reduce traffic and greenhouse gas emissions and increase safety and equity in our regional transportation system.
Heavy traffic impacts travel time to jobs and school, it also effects climate, equity and safety. Congestion disproportionately affects communities of color and people with lower incomes who often need to travel long distances between their homes and their jobs. Busy streets affect not only those in cars — buses get stuck in traffic, too.
Congestion pricing involves charging drivers directly for their use of busy roads, bridges, or parking during the busiest times. It is a relatively new way of addressing heavy traffic that has made it easier for people to get around, reducing pollution in high-traffic cities around the world. Learn more