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Timeline and process for the Off-road Cycling Master Plan

The Off-road Cycling Master Plan will be developed in four phases, over the course of a year.

Discovery Phase – learning and sharing information

Planning process at a glance

January – March 2016

Input

  • Place: Where do opportunities and needs exist? What facilities are possible?
  • People: Who is riding now? What are future needs and trends?
  • Challenges and Impacts: What are potential impacts and how can they be addressed?

Outcomes

  • The vision, goals and objectives for the process are established.
  • Existing condition and needs; challenges and opportunities; best practices; and facility types are identified.
  • Impacts are understood and assessed.

Outreach Methods

Website; Social media; Project Advisory Committee meetings #1, #2; Press releases; Video; Interactive map tool

Target Audiences

Community partner organizations, general public, and public agency partners

Analysis Phase – reaching out and collecting feedback

March – August 2016

Input

  • How do we provide a variety of experiences?
  • What are the most important screening factors to consider?
  • How do we screen potential sites and decide which facilities are right for which sites?

Outcomes

  • Site suitability criteria are determined.
  • Potential sites and facilities are identified and assessed based on a system-wide matching process.

Outreach Methods (in addition to above)

Project Advisory Committee meetings #3 and #4; Open house #1; Evolution of interactive map tool; Tabling; Youth focus group

Target Audiences

Community partner organizations, general public, underserved communities, youth, and public agency partners

System Planning Phase – considering sites and the system

August – November 2016

Input

  • How do the sites make up a system? Are there appropriate connections?
  • Does the system achieve the goals?

Outcomes

  • Site suitability analysis is completed.
  • Draft system map presented for review

Methods (in addition to above)

Project Advisory Committee meetings #5 and #6; Open house #2; Evolution of the interactive map tool; Site-specific outreach; Video; Youth focus group

Target Audiences

Community partner organizations, general public, underserved communities, youth, potentially affected neighbors & park users, public agency partners

Draft Plan Phase – collecting and incorporating feedback

November 2016 – January 2017

Input

  • Does the plan meet the needs and goals?
  • How can we implement the plan?
  • How can we design and manage sites to minimize impacts?

Outcomes

  • Design and management recommendations, implementation strategies finalized.
  • Proposed Plan presented to BPS Director and Portland Mayor for recommendation to City Council; City Council makes the final decision in adopting the plan

Methods (in addition to above)

Project Advisory Committee meetings #7 and #8; Open house #3; Formal public hearing

Target Audiences

Community partner organizations, general public, underserved communities, youth, potentially affected neighbors & park users, public agency partners