PMLR Library

The Portland-Milwaukie Light Rail Transit Project library contains documents that cover initial planning and general information about the alignment and station areas, potential design, estimated ridership and more.

Bike and Pedestrian Improvements

Transit ridership depends on safe and efficient access to station areas. The Portland-Milwaukie Light Rail Transit Project worked with community members and advocates to maximize station access, and include many bicycle and pedestrian facility improvements and additions that make connecting to station areas easier.

Utilizing $65 million, the project is building:

  • approximately 10.3 miles of new or replaced sidewalks
  • approximately 7.8 miles of new or replaced bicycle facility improvements
  • 446 bike parking spaces, including two secure Bike & Rides

These maps show the many bicycle and pedestrian facilities built by the project and its partners. Here are the first four maps, with more for SE Portland, Milwaukie and Clackamas County to follow in the coming months.


Citizens Advisory Committee


Communications Survey Findings Report November 2011


Community Meetings


Conceptual Design Report


Economic Benefits

Fact Sheets

Station Area Fact Sheets

Note: Fact sheets are provided in Spanish for station areas near a higher number of households with Spanish-speaking members.


Final Project Reports

Making the MAX Orange Line Green

Growing Places

We Built the MAX Orange Line


Final Environmental Impact Statement


Locally Preferred Alternative 2008


Open Houses

Portland-Milwaukie Light Rail Bridge


Project Budget


Project History


Public Art Program




Station Area Planning 2007–2008

Please note: Further refinement to station area plans will continue during the Preliminary Engineering and Final Design phases.


Steering Committee


Supplemental Draft Environmental Impact Statement



The project not only provides environmental mitigation along the alignment, but also is actively working with partners to include sustainable elements and improve habitat.

Train Horns and Quiet Zones