Alliance weighs in on street closures for World Indoor Track and Field Championships



Alliance weighs in on street closures for World Indoor Track and Field Championships

The Portland Bureau of Transportation (PBOT) is proposing a number of street closures around Pioneer Courthouse Square for the World Indoor Track and Field Championships in March of 2016. The Alliance expressed concern about potential business impact as a result of the street closures.
The Portland Bureau of Transportation (PBOT) is proposing a number of street closures around Pioneer Courthouse Square for the World Indoor Track and Field Championships in March of 2016. The Alliance expressed concern about potential business impact as a result of the street closures and requested the following measures: scale back length of closures, hire organized traffic management, do positive public outreach regarding closures, utilize sidewalk management tools such as High Pedestrian Zones, use private parking garages in addition to SmartPark garages, promote downtown businesses and plan for additional restrooms.