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17.107.020 Required Elements of a Transportation and Parking Demand Management Plan.

City Code Section

(Amended by Ordinance No. 189651, effective September 6, 2019.)  A TDM Plan shall include, at a minimum, the following elements:

A.  Description of proposed development, including trip generation estimates and proposed auto and bicycle parking. The description may include development anticipated to occur for a period of up to 10 years;

B.  Description of existing land uses, traffic conditions, and multimodal facilities in the area within ¼ mile of the site, including (if applicable) any current employee mode split data from the most recent Employee Commute Options (ECO) report submitted to the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality;

C.  Performance Targets:

1.  Mode split goals shall be based on the performance targets from Policy 9.49.3 in the Transportation System Plan;

2.  An ECO survey submitted in Subsection B. shall serve as the baseline mode split, when available. If an ECO survey is not available, census data may be used, or the applicant may submit an independent survey from a professional traffic engineer;

3.  Interim performance targets may be determined as a straight line projection from the base year to 2035;

4.  Alternate performance targets may be proposed based on the following factors:

a.  The relative availability of bicycle, transit, bike share, and car share infrastructure and services;

b.  Current TDM strategies that have been implemented by the applicant;

c.  Travel characteristics, including schedules, of employees, residents, and visitors;

d.  Best practices and performance of comparable sites in Portland and comparable cities;

D.  If a site has a TDM Plan approved through a previous land use review, and the applicant is in compliance with the provisions of that Plan, then the TDM Plan may serve as the basis of any subsequent updates. The submittal for a TDM Plan update should include:

1.  Demonstration of compliance with neighborhood engagement obligations;

2.  Demonstration of compliance with mode split reporting obligations;

3.  Evaluation of mode split trends based relative to the performance target;

E.  Strategies likely to achieve the identified mode split and parking management performance targets. Strategies may include but are not limited to:

1.  Supply, management, and pricing of on-site employee, resident, and student parking;

2.  Dissemination of information about alternatives to single-occupant vehicle commuting;

3.  Identification of a site or campus TDM coordinator;

4.  Financial incentives offered to employees for carpool, car-sharing, transit, bicycling, and walking;

5.  For nonresidential uses, strategies to reduce total trips such as telework and/or compressed work week scheduling or on-site housing;

6.  For nonresidential uses, the availability of end-of-trip facilities, such as bicycle lockers, showers, and secured bicycle parking.

F.  For colleges and hospitals in the Campus Institutional Zone, a neighborhood engagement plan;

G.  Reporting as required by Section 17.107.045, including any Performance Monitoring plans proposed by the applicant that exceed the ECO reporting requirements detailed in Section 17.107.045;

H.  Ongoing Participation and Adaptive Management plan, specifying what additional actions not detailed in Subsection17.107.020 D. may be utilized to achieve the 2035 performance targets specified in Subsection 17.107.020 C.

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