Parking & Public Transportation
With 560 extra large spaces, 200 Market has one of the best parking ratios in the city: 2:1,000 RSF. There’s also a carwash, interior detailing service and valet parking that’s free for visitors. It’s amazing what carefree parking can do for productivity. Even our parking lot contributes to conserving energy at 200 Market Place. Lights do not stay on in the parking lot if no one is there–the energy savings is phenomenal. It’s just another way we’ve earned our LEED Platinum Certification.
Take Tri-Met to 200 Market
Click on this link to Tri-Met’s Trip Planner: http://ride.trimet.org/?tool=routes#/
TriMet provides bus, light rail and commuter rail service in the Portland, Oregon, region. Tri-Met’s transportation options connect people with their community, while easing traffic congestion and reducing air pollution—making our region a better place to live.
Things are Different Here
In 1974, residents of Southeast Portland rejected a proposed eight-lane freeway that would have destroyed many neighborhoods, and officials decided to put the money toward transit instead.
At a time when pavement and parking lots were measures of a city’s growth, this was a pioneering decision that marked a new way of thinking about how transportation affects our quality of life.
By the late 1970s the Portland region was embracing the idea of linking land use and transportation to help manage growth and maintain livability:
- 1976: The city replaces a four-lane freeway downtown with what is now Tom McCall Waterfront Park.
- 1978: The Portland Transit Mall opens, with one-way streets intended specifically for transit. Among the first of its kind in the nation, the Mall became the focus for downtown redevelopment.
- 1981: Instead of a 10-floor parking garage, the city builds Pioneer Courthouse Square—now known as Portland’s “living room.”
- 1986: MAX Light Rail opens between downtown and Gresham, using money initially earmarked for new freeways. MAX was one of the first modern light rail systems in the country.
Today, Portland is frequently cited as one of the best places to live in the world, known for its thriving downtown, walkable neighborhoods, extensive bike paths and comprehensive transit system.