(Dec 8, 2015) The Oregon Department of Transportation wants your comments on the draft Oregon Bicycle and Pedestrian Plan. An Open House is planned for Monday, December 14, 2015 from 4:00-6:30 pm at the Jade/APANO Multicultural Space, 8114 SE Division St. in Portland. You can also provide your comments through February 18 by email to ORBikePEDPlan@odot.state.or.us.
The Oregon Bicycle and Pedestrian Plan is important because it supports the decision-making for walking and biking investments, strategies and programs that will help create the future transportation system for Oregon. The last plan was adopted by the Oregon Transportation Commission in 1995.
The updated plan addresses the challenges and opportunities Oregon faces today and will likely face in the future, is based on realistic current and future funding levels and incorporates current laws. While not intended to create a map of the bicycle and pedestrian network or develop new design guidance, it is meant to guide the state through future efforts such as prioritizing projects, developing design guidance, collecting important data, and other activities that support walking and biking in Oregon.
You can learn more about the planning effort here: http://www.oregon.gov/ODOT/TD/TP/pages/bikepedplan.aspx
Read the full plan here: http://www.oregon.gov/ODOT/TD/TP/BikePed/Mtg11_DraftOregonBike_PedPlanPAC_Review.pdf