Transportation & Land Use


Our aim is to minimize emissions associated with transportation by supporting a transition to electric vehicles, the use of alternative fuels, and a substantial community mode shift from private vehicles to public transportation, ride-sharing, biking, and walking.

Programs & Policies:

Discover all the many EV models that are out there, and take advantage of some fantastic incentive and rebate programs that can save you a ton of $ on EVs.
Check out the public and private EV charging infrastructure available to you in South Portland, and learn about incentives available to you. 
The City is in the process of adopting an EV Charging Infrastructure Ordinance that will require new and fully-reconstructed parking lots install EV charging infrastructure. 
South Portland businesses can apply to the program to receive a grant worth 50% of the cost of EV chargers and associated site work at their locations. Funds are limited, so apply now!
From capital improvement projects to tactical urbanism to our complete streets policy, the City of South Portland is working to make our community safer and more accessible for bicyclists and pedestrians. Read about completed and ongoing projects around the city and how to get involved.
South Portland has launched an Idle-Free South Portland campaign. Check out installations around the city and do your part to reduce local emissions in our community.
The City is transitioning diesel vehicles in our fleet to be run on far more sustainable biofuels. These biofuels are sourced from local restaurants in our region and processed right in Portland.