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The Portland Bureau of Transportation (PBOT) has developed a draft five-year implementation strategy for active transportation projects east of 82nd Avenue. Over the year from November, 2010 to November, 2011, we gathered information from the East Portland community and analyzed project data to develop recommendations about which projects to build first to improve conditions for walking, biking, and taking transit.
In the fall of 2011, we asked the community to comment on the draft strategy and we incorporated your ideas. On Wednesday, April 18, 2012, City Council adopted the strategy!
In Spring 2013, PBOT staff conducted a status update one year since City Council adopted the strategy. This status was updated in Fall 2013 to reflect additional funding awards. Here is a summary of the findings:
Implementation Matrix - 1-Year Status Report - This table contains a detailed status report on accomplishments and budgeted investments in projects and programs identified in EPIM. It is a supplement to Table 18 - Implementation Matrix from the EPIM Report.
What is Active Transportation?
Active transportation is daily travel powered by human energy. Walking, biking and taking transit (which often involves walking) are all means of active transportation. Encouraging active travel means creating seamless networks of accessible trails, sidewalks and bikeways. Promoting active transportation can:
Background on East Portland in Motion: The implementation strategy builds on several adopted plans and existing programs and funding sources, including:
We developed recommendations for priorities for implementation for the coming five years by integrating community input with geospatial analysis to determine where the greatest benefit for the greatest number of residents can be achieved with the funding available. We gathered community input through a variety of techniques and participation in events at numerous venues throughout the project area.
At the same time, in order to avoid losing a year of investment, PBOT continued moving forward with projects that were already underway, like the SE Bush neighborhood greenway, the 80s neighborhood greenway, the NE 102nd Avenue Streetscape project, and the 122nd Complete and Green Main Street project. We also began project development on additional near-term projects for sidewalk infill and neighborhood greenways, working with neighborhoods and interest groups.
Seeking broad input from a diverse community
Transportation worked with community leaders like the East Portland Action Plan bicycle subcommittee (EPAPbike) and the East Portland Land Use & Transportation Committee (EPLUTC) to identify community priorities, while also reaching out to residents, businesses and other interested persons in the community. In the fall of 2010, graduate students from Portland State University partnering on the project conducted thirty individual and seven group interviews. We heard about daily transportation needs and attitudes from:
Some major themes emerged from the interviews:
For More Information
For more information on the East Portland in Motion project, or to be added to the interest list to receive updates, contact April Bertelsen, firstname.lastname@example.org, 503-823-6177.
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This table contains a detailed status report on accomplishments and allocated investments in projects and programs identified in EPIM. It is a supplement to Table 18 - Implementation Matrix from the EPIM Report.
On April 18, 2012, City Council adopted the East Portland in Motion Five-Year Implementation Strategy for Active Transportation. Download the final report here.
This eight-page PDF summarizes the work and contains the implementation matrix and map.
This 10 Mb 141-page PDF represents the final report on the East Portland in Motion 5-year Implementation Strategy for Active Transportation.
This tri-fold flyer explains what the project is and how to be involved.
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