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Help define the future of off-road cycling in Portland

Share your ideas and needs for off-road cycling facilities throughout the city

BPS is developing an Off-road Cycling Master Plan to help meet community recreation needs and to provide Portlanders more opportunities to be active and experience nature in the city.

The project is working to create a plan for future off-road riding facilities, such as trails, skill parks and pump tracks, for children, adults and families of varying skill levels. It will make recommendations for the development and management of trails and facilities based on community needs and input.

An assessment of community needs for off-road cycling facilities is the next step in the process and will be the basis for planning a City-wide system of off-road cycling opportunities.

The project needs your input to help identify the types of off-road cycling trails and facilities that make sense for Portland. This summer, BPS is providing a variety of ways for Portland residents to get involved and share their ideas and feedback.

An online questionnaire will help gather information about off-road cycling needs and priorities.

Staff will offer the questionnaire and conversation at Sunday Parkways and other events around the city, and will be reaching out to underrepresented communities to learn from people whose voices are sometimes not heard in public planning processes.

Residents can also send the project team an email at offroadcycling@portlandoregon.gov with questions or general comments.

For more information about the project, browse the website to find the project vision, an overview of the types of off-road cycling trails and facilities, and project news and updates.

And explore the new Off-road Cycling Master Plan interactive map where you'll find an inventory of existing places to ride off-road in Portland.

If you would like to receive monthly emails about the progress of the Off-road Cycling Master Plan, please sign up to receive project emails. 

Planning and Sustainability Commission Hearing on Mixed Use Zones continued to May 17, 2016

Portlanders can still testify on MUZ Proposed Draft in person or in writing

On May 10, 2016, the Portland Planning Commission (PSC) held a public hearing on the Mixed Use Zones Project Proposed Draft. 

View the PSC Hearing Presentation (5/10/16)

Watch the PSC Hearing Video (5/10/16):

Continued public hearing and testimony opportunities

The PSC will continue the public hearing on the Mixed Use Zones Project Proposed Draft to May 17, 2016, 5 p.m. at the Portland Building, 1120 SW 5th Avenue, Room C (2nd Floor):

  • The Commission will take oral testimony on the Mixed Use Zones Project Zoning Code and Zoning Map amendments at the May 17 hearing.
  • Written and Map App testimony on the Mixed Use Zones Project Zoning Code amendments will be taken through May 17, at the conclusion of the PSC hearing.
  • The Commission will continue to accept testimony on the Mixed Use Zones Project Zoning Map amendments through July 12, 2016, when a subsequent public hearing will be held on the proposed Composite Zoning Map (which will include Mixed Use Zoning Map changes).

The Composite Zoning Map will show proposed zoning designations for all types of land uses: Residential, Commercial/Mixed-Use, Employment/Industrial, Campus Institutional, and Open Space.

Check the PSC Calendar to confirm the date, time and location.  

For more information about the Mixed Use Zones Project and how to testify, please visit www.portlandoregon.gov/bps/mixeduse   

Learn more about the Planning and Sustainability Commission

PSC News: May 17, 2016 Meeting Recap

Continuation of Mixed Use Zones hearing

Agenda

  • Task 5: Mixed Use Zones Project — hearing

Meeting files

An archive of meeting minutes and documents of all Planning and Sustainability Commission meetings are available at http://efiles.portlandoregon.gov/classification/3687.

Central City 2035 Proposed Draft to be released on June 20 for public review

Planning and Sustainability Commission to hold public hearings in July and August

Originally scheduled to be released on May 10, the Central City 2035 (CC2035) Proposed Draft will now be released on June 20, 2016. Project staff will use the extra time to consider feedback on the Discussion Draft in order to shape the Proposed Draft.

Salmon Springs in spring

On June 28, staff will present the Proposed Draft to the Planning and Sustainability Commission (PSC) at a briefing. Commissioners will then hear public testimony at two hearings: one on July 26 and the other on August 9. 

Portlanders are invited to submit testimony on the Proposed Draft to the PSC in person or in writing, prior to or at the hearings.

Planning and Sustainability Commission Public Hearings
July 26, 2016
5:00 – 7:00 p.m.
Portland Building, Room C

(Another PSC hearing is scheduled from 4 – 6 p.m. on this date. Please check the PSC calendar one week prior to the hearing to confirm time and other details.)

August 9, 2016
4:00 – 7:00 p.m.
Portland Building, Room C

Check the PSC calendar to confirm time and location prior to each hearing. Then read instructions and tips for testifying.

Next Steps
Following the hearings, the PSC will hold work sessions on September 27, November 8 and November 22 to formulate its recommendation on the CC2035 Plan. The project will then go before the Portland City Council for consideration and adoption. The CC2035 Plan will be the first amendment to Portland’s Comprehensive Plan, and the specific recommendations contained within the plan are expected to become effective in early 2018.

PSC News: May 10, 2016 Meeting Recap

Solid Waste Rates — hearing / recommendation; Task 5: Mixed Use Zones Project — hearing

Agenda

  • Solid Waste Rates — hearing / recommendation
  • Task 5: Mixed Use Zones Project — hearing

Meeting files

An archive of meeting minutes and documents of all Planning and Sustainability Commission meetings are available at http://efiles.portlandoregon.gov/classification/3687.