[Mayor] Bennett also revealed the city is talking with Portland General Electric to add a so-called "Electric Avenue," a bank of electric car chargers. He said the bank could serve four vehicles and that PGE would pay to build it and run it for 10 years.There's not enough detail here to be sure of anything, but it bears watching.
The hub would be located on State Street near the Capitol building, said Kristin Retherford, director of the city's Urban Development department. Retherford said PGE approached the city last fall. The two sides are near an agreement, she said, but are still figuring out how paid parking will factor in to the electric vehicle stations.
"I think from the city's perspective there is strong interest in the community in curbing greenhouse gas emissions," Retherford said.
You might remember that the Downtown Mobility Study was working on making State and Court streets two-way and including bike lanes.
|Making State and Court Two-way is a goal|
If we are really concerned for greenhouse gas emissions and for urban street safety, we'll focus more on human-powered transport and on transit.