Portland has pledged to build a series of protected bike lanes, bus-only travel lanes, and improved pedestrian crossings in the central city within the next five years.

On November 15, 2018 the City Council voted 3-0 to adopt Central City in Motion, which will make downtown streets safer, more efficient, and equitable for all Portland residents. 

In collaboration with Jacobs, Alta created a strategic investment plan for Portland’s Central City to accommodate significant growth while reducing drive alone trips. Alta provided leadership in developing the central city active transportation network, designing enhanced walking and bicycling facilities at key locations along priority corridors, and leading the project evaluation and prioritization processes.

Alta also supported the City’s public engagement process by creating a series of three robust online open houses that featured interactive exercises to solicit input from a broad swath of the community.