‘’As we safely open back up, this creative use of public space will allow us to come together, heal, and celebrate the beautiful diversity of community and culture that makes Portland such a special place,” said Commissioner Jo Ann Hardesty.
More than 40% of Portland’s local carbon emissions come from transportation and those emissions are unfortunately on the rise. After a year of separation and isolation, PBOT (The Portland Bureau of Transportation) launched a new ad campaign to inspire Portlanders to walk, roll, bike and take transit this summer to care for one another and our climate.
Numerous new public plazas are rolled all out around the city, showcasing some of Portland’s great art, culture, communities, and small businesses. These plazas are being built in partnership with local organizations, businesses, and communities, and are a key component of PBOT’s Safe Streets Initiative.
The bureau will continue its work connecting communities and supporting economic recovery and reinvestment as they work toward a more resilient, sustainable, and equitable future.
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Photos by: @pbotinfo