The 2012 Transportation Update compiles data related to travel in the University District. Using data from transportation surveys, infrastructure inventories, and the 2011 Market Study, this report outlines some of the current trends and future changes relevant to transportation in the University District.
In August 2011, Electric Avenue debuted in the center of campus on SW Montgomery Street between SW 6th Ave and SW Broadway. Electric Avenue provides charging stations for the growing fleet of electric vehicles in the Northwest and serves as a testing ground for equipment from various manufacturers. The project is an innovative example of a partnership between PSU, the City of Portland, Portland General Electric, and many others.
With 13% of student and employee trips to campus happening on two wheels, bicycling is a significant and growing travel option for hundreds of people in the PSU community. The Bicycle Transportation Plan outlines ambitious goals to further promote bicycle use through improved infrastructure, bicycle parking options and support, and encouragement programs.
This annual survey of thousands of students and employees helps university administrators understand how people are getting to campus and what their transportation needs are.
Numerous PSU departments, led by PSRE and Transportation & Parking Services, work together to inventory transportation investment needs around the campus area. The Inventory help PSU advocate for improvements with the City of Portland, which oversees most streets in the University District.