Tony Jordan

Tony Jordan is the founder and president of Portlanders for Parking Reform, a grassroots advocacy organization that promotes progressive parking policy reform. Tony lives a car-free life in Portland with his wife and two children. He has a small collection of backscratchers.

Is Portland More “Historic” Than Boston Or Philly?

August 5, 2018

Portland, OR, founded in 1851, may not appear on lists of the nation’s “most historic cities.” But it’s not for lack of trying.

Portland’s Housing Trends Prove The Math On Parking Regulations

July 6, 2018

Portland buildings with over 30 units must provide parking. Without surprise, the city has now seen a boom of structures with no more than 30 units.

My Message To Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler: “Stop Incentivizing Parking Garages” (Video)

November 6, 2017

Here is my testimony to Portland’s mayor and council about…

An Open Invite To The American Institute For Pollution And Congestion

October 9, 2017

Portland’s public development commission–now rebranded as “Prosper Portland”–is building a 425-stall parking garage to support a 600-room Hyatt convention center hotel. The garage, which proponents insist will attract an NBA All-Star game to the city, will cost $24,000,000.

The Tax Law That Encourages Solo Driving

September 7, 2017

The US withdrew from the Paris Climate Agreement on June 1st and mayors from around the country protested. If they’re serious about climate action, our city leaders can act now to balance incentives for commuter travel modes.