Portlanders for Parking Reform was founded by Tony Jordan as an informal club, originally known as Portland Shoupistas, in September 2015. Through social and educational events, blog posts, and social media, the club quickly built a mailing list of over 100 members.
- In May 2016, successfully organized testimony to help convince the Portland Planning and Sustainability Commission to not recommend new minimum parking requirements in NW Portland.
- In July 2016, successfully organized and lobbied to convince the Portland City Council to vote against new minimum parking requirements in NW Portland.
- In October 2016, successfully organized testimony to ask former Mayor Charlie Hales to propose an amendment to the Comprehensive Plan to roll back Portland’s 2013 minimum parking requirements.
- In November 2016, successfully organized testimony to support a City Council vote supporting the amendment to repeal Portland’s 2013 minimum parking requirements.
Tony Jordan – Founder
Tony Jordan read The High Cost of Free Parking in 2010 and began organizing against new minimum parking requirements in 2012. Tony served on the Centers + Corridors Parking Study Stakeholder Advisory Committee (SAC), the Central City Parking Policy Update SAC, and the Downtown Meter Rate Adjustment Sub-Committee before founding Portlanders for Parking Reform to build support for those committee’s recommended reforms. Tony is a regular presenter on parking policy reform, including sessions at the Oregon Active Transportation Summit (2016, 2017), the YIMBY Conference (2016, 2017, 2018), the Oregon/Washington American Planning Association Joint Conference (2016), the Parking Industry Expo (PIEShow 2018), and Walk/Bike/Places (2018).
Tony has worked as a baker and union organizer, and software developer and he is currently enlisted full-time in the war on cars. He lives in SE Portland with his wife and two children. You can contact Tony on twitter @twjpdx23 or by email twjordan (at) gmail.com