Land regulators want compact, equitable and walkable housing

The bikers of Portland's Pedalpalooza Star Trek ride arrive at Woodstock Park in Southeast Portland led by Joe Gavrilovich, dressed as Captain Kirk and holding up the Vulcan hand sign for "Live long and prosper," on Thursday, August 5, 2021.

Oregon's growth management agency is moving ahead with new rules to spur denser housing development, more robust bicycle networks and less automobile parking in new developments.

The sweeping new development rules are designed to produce more compact communities where people are less dependent on cars and trucks in their daily lives and to provide more housing for people who have been marginalized.