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Welcome to the Pedestrian Bicycle Strategic Program Online Open House! 

The Oregon Transportation Commission has allocated $55 million in federal funding in 2024-2027 for pedestrian and bicycle projects that will address the areas of most need on the state's highway system.  At least $10 million of this federal funding allocation will be used for projects that improve walking and biking access to schools. 

We would like you to look at the proposed pedestrian and bicycle projects in your community that could be funded on ODOT roadways during 2024-2027. Please visit Station 3 to see the proposed project map and let us know your thoughts on the projects. We'll use your insight to help guide the project development process and provide information to the ODOT scoping teams about the user experience. You can find project information by clicking on the orange dots on the map. Please take the survey to let us know your opinion about projects in your community, your experience with barriers to walking and/or biking at the proposed locations and types of projects you'd like to see in your community if additional funding becomes available.

We want to create a multimodal transportation system that works for everyone. Let us know what you think!

If you'd like to learn more, watch the July 22, 2024-2027 Pedestrian and Bicycle Strategic Program update webinar (approximately 20 minutes) or visit the program website.

Stations

Find how we select the most critical pedestrian and bicycle projects
ODOT has mapped out all the proposed pedestrian and bicycle projects that are most critical to include in the 2024-2027 STIP-2027
We want you to tell us if there is anything we should know about before moving forward and which ones are your favorites
Find out how long this process takes what we plan to do with your feedback

Station 1: Method for Selecting Ped/Bike Proposed Project Locations

The goals of ODOT's Ped/Bike Strategic Program are to: 

  1. Address pedestrian and bicycle gaps on the state highway system such as missing sidewalks, bike lanes, and crossings.
  2. Prioritize projects at locations that provide an equity and safety benefit.
  3. Identify cost savings through leveraging with other ODOT projects such as repaving or curb ramp replacement at high-priority pedestrian or bicycle locations.

The increased funding for pedestrian and bicycle projects in the ’24-’27 STIP is intended to improve our progress on key performance measures by funding the necessary improvements on or along state highways, with a focus on priority locations identified through the Active Transportation Needs Inventory (ATNI). The ATNI uses data like essential destinations, household income, existing conditions, and crash risk factors to identify high need locations. It supports improving safe and equitable access to active and public transportation, a key initiative of the Strategic Action Plan. The program primarily focuses on the top 10% of priority locations as identified in the ATNI and the top 20% for SRTS projects in communities under 5,000 in population. 

Funds may be used for a variety of improvements that primarily benefit walking and biking safety and access, however, our priority is to improve sidewalks, bike facilities, and crossings that will complete our network and are in compliance with Blueprint for Urban Design pedestrian crossing spacing guidelines.

Station 2: Learn About the Proposed Ped/Bike Projects for the 2024-2027 STIP

Find out more about critical pedestrian and bicycle projects on the state highway system that we've proposed for potential funding in the 2024-2027 Statewide Transportation Improvement Program (STIP). The projects shown below are the “150% list” - what ODOT would fund if it had 50% more funding available in the Pedestrian and Bicycle Strategic Program than it does. In each round of our STIP, ODOT identifies and develops more projects than it has funding for to ensure that if one project is unable to be built in the timeframe, then another project can take its place.  Not all of the projects below can be built during the timeframe due to funding limitations or project readiness. However, it's important to get your feedback on the proposed projects as we'll develop the projects for either future rounds of funding or have them ready to go if additional funds become available for the 2024-2027 timeframe.  

Click on the orange dots near your community on the statewide project map. Each orange dot represents a project and when you click on each one, it takes you to a project page that gives you more detailed information. 

Pedestrian and Bicycle Strategic 150% List

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Station 3: Take The Survey And Give Us Your Feedback

Use the survey underneath the map to let us know what you think about the projects in your community, which projects would have the most impact on you, what concerns you have, and what improvements you think would be most helpful.

We'll use this insight to help guide the project development process and provide information to the ODOT scoping teams about the user experience.

Note: The map on Station 2 and Station 3 are the same. We wanted to provide easy access to project information as you're completing the survey. 

Pedestrian and Bicycle Strategic 150% List


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Station 4: Process Timeline and Next Steps

Process Timeline

Project Identification: March - June 2021

  • Use statewide Active Transportation Needs Inventory (ATNI) to identify high-scoring leverage and stand-alone project opportunities.
  • Identify Safe Routes to Schools (SRTS) projects utilizing past ODOT SRTS applications that demonstrate strong community support and have a high ATNI score.
  • Develop a draft list of projects (leverage with Fix-It and Americans with Disability Act (ADA) Programs and stand-alone projects) and review list for feasibility, readiness, and programmatic targets like SRTS.
  • ODOT Active Transportation Liaisons (ATLs)  will work with Public Transportation Division and other ODOT region staff to develop project concepts for the list of improvements in their regions.

Project Scoping: July 2021 - March 2022

  • Pedestrian and Bicycle Program manager will work with regional ATLs, ODOT district and area managers to refine the project list and draft business cases that document the identified problem, proposed solution, project risks and cost estimate.

Project Refinement and Selection: July 2022 - June 2023

  • After scoping, the project list is refined and shortened due to updated project cost estimates. 

The Oregon Transportation Commission ultimately approves the project list.

Learn more about our other active transportation funding programs and resources at: www.oregonwalkbike.org 

Next Steps

Your feedback will be reviewed by staff and used to help inform program development. Staff will also use your feedback to inform decision-making if additional funding becomes available. 

Thank you!

Jessica Horning, Pedestrian and Bicycle Program Manager

LeeAnne Fergason, Safe Routes to School Program Manager

Susan Peithman, Strategic Investments Program Manager