Meet the Duo Behind a Podcast That’ll Move You — Or At Least Try

Can you imagine a Portland with more bikes and public transit on the road than cars? Because it might not be far away. As things stand now, roughly half of Portlanders commute to work alone by car, while 33 percent walk, bike, carpool, or ride public transit to work. (The remaining 17% work remotely, carpool, […]

/ May 13, 2021

PSU Students Convert Any Car to Carbon-Free

Portland State University students Blake Turner and Sean Krivonogoff have a plan to make driving emissions-free, and it doesn’t involve equipping the whole world with Teslas. “Instead, their big idea is to convert existing cars from gas guzzlers to green machines that run on hydrogen — a switch that would cost a fraction of buying […]

/ February 28, 2021

Is Congestion Pricing the Solution to Portland’s Traffic Woes?

(📸: Pix For our latest Real Talk series, we’re digging into what Portland can learn from the Bay Area’s successes and struggles with growth, starting with a reader’s question about tolling: Does the Bay Area have toll roads and how’s that working out? I hate the idea of toll roads because I’ve seen them abused […]

/ May 15, 2019

Changemakers: Meet the Portlanders Who Are Shaping Our Transportation Future

When it comes to getting around, the struggle is real. Traffic is now a daily fact of life for many of us, and as Portland continues to grow, the need for solutions and alternatives to the gridlock has become all the more urgent. For our latest Changemaker series, we met up with a handful of […]

/ February 13, 2019

Portland Transit Has Never Looked Cooler

If anyone can make the inside of a TriMet bus look magical, it’s Brian Lum. Lum is TriMet’s web and social media coordinator, and he’s the man behind the photos that appear on the transit agency’s social accounts. His goal? To start a dialogue about sustainable transit through photography — creating images of iconic parts of Portland […]

/ February 7, 2019

Meet David Bouchard, a Blind Portlander with a Vision for Transit

Not enough braille and large print. Quiet or unclear stop announcements. No accessible real-time arrival information. As a blind transit rider, Portlander David Bouchard has a unique perspective on where systems like TriMet fall short on accommodating everyone in the community. “Since I can’t drive, I’m transit-dependent, and I realized very quickly that public transportation […]

/ January 23, 2019

Here’s What You Told Us About Portland’s E-Scooter Experiment

Portland’s e-scooter pilot program officially ends in November, and PBOT hasn’t decided yet whether the scooters will be gone for good or here to stay. So we asked readers for their take on scooters and what should happen next. Here’s what they told us: “I love the scooters! They are a fun, easy, cheap way […]

/ October 29, 2018