Bicycle & Pedestrian Planning

Portland's Bikeway Network

Portland is addressing the needs of its bicyclists with three main types of bikeways:
Different types of bikeways serve different bicyclists based upon the characteristics of the street. These characteristics include the volume, type, and speed of motor vehicle traffic. For example, younger or less experienced cyclists are generally less comfortable bicycling on busy streets with their faster traffic and higher traffic volumes, while many local residential streets meet their needs well.  To view the above map full screen, click here.

Bike Share

Portland has been exploring opportunities for bike share since 2012.  The City was selected by the E.P.A. for a technical assistance grant for a bike share feasibility study.  The report concluded that Portland was a good candidate for a bike share program given its high quality urban environment and healthy tourism sector. You can read the 'Next Steps' report here.

Portland released two Requests for Proposals in 2019 seeking a Bike Share vendor.  Neither resulted in an implemented system.  In 2021, the RFP has been revamped seeking to attract a vendor for implementation in June 2022.  As part of the RFP effort, the City conducted a bike share business survey in collaboration with the Chamber of Commerce and Portland Downtown.  Although limited, the survey found support for bringing a bike share program to Portland.  The survey results can be found here.

Bicycle Parking

​Portland has been adding to its bicycle parking consistently over the years.  Most new development is required to provide bicycle parking both typically within sidewalks and for the developments' tenants within buildings or parking garages.

Bicycle parking accessible to the public was inventoried in 2019 and this interactive map shows its location.

Abandoned Bicycle Policy

Removing abandoned bicycles helps keep the City’s limited bicycle parking and scarce sidewalk space useful and free of clutter.  For information on procedures for handling abandoned bicycles, please see the policy below:

Abandoned Bicycle Policy
Abandoned Bicycle Donation Application

Bike Corral Program

For more information or to request a bike corral, please fill out the application below: 

City of Portland Bike Corral Application