parking spotlight: Portland

Like all good city planners, Portland has been on the top of my travel list for a while now.  Smart Park is the city’s parking system.  They can “accomodate your bike [motorcycle] for only $30 per month.”  Compare that to the lowest listed car rate: $100 per month.  (Source: http://www.portlandonline.com/smartpark/index.cfm?c=35511&a=113934)

They recently created a “Motorcycle and Scooter Citizen Advisory Committee” which will cover topics like safety, parking, and education with speakers, data, and discussion.  That and more can be found at their site: http://www.portlandonline.com/transportation/index.cfm?c=40219.  Their interactive google map could be better (I assume the red dots are number of spaces) but it’s wonderful to see all this attention paid to non-car modes of travel.  Their “Office of Transportation” lists every option you can think of, and probably a few you hadn’t.

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