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Portland, OR Trees in the Curb Zone Pilot seeks environmental and traffic benefits from tree canopy

Portland, OR Trees in the Curb Zone Pilot Canopy Benefits

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Local officials are seeking an innovative way to add trees in places with limited planting space. The Portland Bureau of Transportation plans tree plantings in parking lanes throughout the Brentwood-Darlington neighborhood starting in 2024. Increased tree canopy will not only improve air quality but decrease speeds through high-density areas. The Pedestrian Design Guide and an engagement process with community members will shape design standards as well as site selection.

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The Bureau of Environmental Services (BES) recently awarded the Portland Bureau of Transportation (PBOT) $500,000 from its "Percent for Green" program. The program collects a percent of development charges and uses that money to fund large-scale green infrastructure projects.

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