CELEBRATE TEN YEARS OF THE TRAM!
Saturday, January 28, 2017, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
We'll have activities for the kids, historical displays, presentations on the construction of the Tram and the future of South Waterfront, samples from local restaurants and more. We'll also have guided walks, expert talks and special Tram Anniversary memorabilia. Join us for this once-in-a-decade event!
All activities are free and open to the public. Round trip rides on the Tram are $4.55 for adults and children older than 6.
Speaking events will go in depth on fascinating Tram topics.
Bicycle Lunch and Learn: "How the Tram Transformed Biking" Thursday, Jan. 19, noon to 1:00pm, City Hall. Click for more information.
Transit on Tap: "Making Portland's Aerial Tram" Tuesday, Jan. 24, 6:30pm to 7:30pm, Collaborative life Sciences Building. Click for more information.
THE TRAM'S STORY
Ten years ago, Portland’s highest hill could only be conquered via narrow, winding roads buffeted by dense forest and a steep cliff. Yet Marquam Hill was also a growing regional medical, academic and research destination. Portland needed an engineering marvel: An aerial tramway.
January 28th, 2007, Portland Aerial Tram first rose from the waterfront up into the clouds. Over 12 million people have boarded the Tram since that day. As a key public transit link, the Tram moves 9,000 people daily.
The landmark has been chronicled internationally by travel writers and delighted visitors of all ages. From the cabin, one can see all of Portland and miles of the Willamette River Valley; on a clear day, as far as Mount St Helens and Mount Hood. South Waterfront has been transformed from brownfields into Portland’s newest community, home to food trucks, parks, farmers’ markets, festivals, the nation’s largest car free bridge, and perhaps the continent’s busiest bicycle destination.
Riders: 10,000 each week day
Length of ride: 3.5 minutes
Capacity: 79 people
Speed: 22.7 mph
Bikes arriving daily: 500