Portland

Portland Debuts Rain-Themed 'Creative Crosswalks'

It’s not just being weird this time—there’s a safety value to the new crossings.

The High Cost of Residential Parking

Every time a new building includes space for cars, it passes those costs on to tenants.

We Need More Street Furniture Shaped Like Tulips

Get up from the "Tulpi" seat, a Dutch invention, and it closes like a flower.

A Private Tour of Portland's Forthcoming Car-Free Bridge

Tilikum Crossing, which will allow buses, bikes, walkers, and light rail but not private cars, will open in September.

The Voices of the Displaced in Portland, Oregon

"Losing those spaces means that you lose a critical element of who you are."

The Complete Business Case for Converting Street Parking Into Bike Lanes

An annotated, chart-filled review of 12 studies from around the world.

2 Notes of Caution on America's 'Record' Mass Transit Year

The dominance of New York, and the decline of bus ridership.

The Incredibly Simple Fantasy Bus Route Tool Even the Pros Love

Transitmix has gone from amateur sensation to agency consideration.

These Oregon Beer Lovers Have Reinvented the Pint Glass

Finally, a beer glass with a 3D Mount Hood at the bottom!

Can an Art Collector Save a Portland Ruin?

Jordan Schnitzer wants to turn the long-dilapidated Centennial Mills into the city's next revitalized neighborhood—even if it means reaching into his own pocket.

Portland Musicians Turned This Van Into a Community Basketball Hoop

Meet the real 'Trail Blazers' in Portland's b-ball scene.

The Future of Transportation Is Not All Flying Cars

What we've learned from our 9-month series on tomorrow's urban mobility.

Overall, U.S. Streetcars Just Aren't Meeting the Standards of Good Transit

It's not anti-transit or anti-rail driving the skepticism; it's anti-bad rail transit.

Why Portland Is Building a Multi-Modal Bridge That Bans Cars

The first of its kind in the U.S., the Tilikum Crossing will reflect the city's enduring transit culture.

How Vancouver Became One of North America's Most Family-Friendly Cities

It took very concerted policy efforts going back to the early 1990s.

This Is Supposedly the Urban Bike of the Future

If trends continue, we'll all soon be riding extremely well-designed mopeds.

The Extraordinary Future of Shoes

Knitted footwear technology is poised to enhance sustainability and walkability alike.

A Surprising Number of Bank Robbers Use Mass Transit for Their 'Getaway'

In the modern city, criminality meets multimodality.

Do Drivers Discriminate Against Minorities at Crosswalks?

In an initial study, researchers found a large disparity.