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We are currently in stage 2 of the TSP Update and will be releasing the Discussion Draft of the TSP for public review on October 2nd. To find out more about the stage 2 update and the new proposals to guide the anticipated growth in Portland over the next 20 years click on the handout to the right. PBOT staff will be out in the community Fall 2015 to talk to groups about Stage 2.
Moving more people in more ways
Portland is growing. We need to move people throughout the city more efficiently to accommodate the 260,000 new residents projected by 2035. The TSP is the 20-year plan to guide transportation investments citywide.
Portland’s first update to the Comp Plan in 25 years (since 1980)
Portland is updating the Comp Plan – the long-range plan for growth, change and improvements for the next 20 years. Portions of the TSP are part of the Comp Plan, including goals, policies, capital projects and maps.
The TSP is being updated in three stages
The first two stages are part of the Comp Plan update being led by the Portland Bureau of Planning and Sustainability.
Stage 1 resulted in new policies, a list of capital projects and programs and a financial plan. The “recommended” draft is now headed to Council for a hearing. If you want to check if a project made it into the TSP list, you can check the map app. If a project you’re concerned about isn’t on there, you can still go to Council and let them know. A hearing is scheduled on Thur. Nov. 19, 2015 at 2 p.m. Check the City Council agenda here for the latest information.
Stage 2 is underway. Stage 2 comprises additional items that are required to update the Comp Plan (per the Council adopted Periodic Review workplan) and ensure consistency with the policies from Stage 1. Stage 2 is the initial step towards implementing the Comp Plan. We will continue working to implement the Comp Plan, to refine area and modal plans, and to routinely update the TSP over the next two decades.
Stage 3 will follow the adoption of the 2035 Comp Plan and will be led by PBOT. PBOT will address items not required to complete the 2035 Comp Plan. For example, we will look at geographic-specific elements of the TSP – including the Transportation District Policies – and explore ways to incorporate the 5 Pattern Areas. Other street classification changes will also be considered.
What is included in Stage 2?
Stage 2 is the first step to implement new direction provided in the 2035 Comp Plan. Stage 2 consists of removing items that are inconsistent with 2035 Comp Plan policies and incorporating adopted plans since 2007 (last TSP update).
Stage 2 items are generally grouped into 3 categories:
Maps and classifications: For example, addressing Centers and Corridors (citywide) in Street Design Classifications
Measuring progress: For example, setting citywide mode share goals
City code amendments: Primarily to support Bureau of Planning and Sustainability zoning projects, such as Transportation Demand Management in Mixed Use Zones
On July 14, 2015 the Portland Planning & Sustainability Commission voted unanimously (10 – 0) to recommend for City Council consideration a twenty year list of Major Projects, Citywide Programs, Refinement Plans and financial projections. The package includes:
This package is the first set of recommended updates to the 2007 Transportation System Plan.
The second set of updates will be posted for public review in fall 2015.
The City of Portland is updating the Transportation System Plan (TSP),
the long-range plan guiding transportation investments in the City. Portland originally developed its TSP in 2002 and it was last updated in 2007. Periodic updates of the TSP are mandated by the State of Oregon.
The TSP meets state and regional planning requirements and addresses local transportation needs for cost-effective street, transit, freight, bicycle, and pedestrian improvements. The plan will provide transportation options for residents, employees, visitors, and firms doing business in Portland, making it more convenient to walk, bike, take transit—and drive less—while meeting their daily needs. The TSP provides a balanced transportation system to support neighborhood livability and economic development.
Components of the TSP include:
Visit the interactive Map App and type in your address. You’ll instantly be able to view any proposed major transportation projects near you! You can give your feedback on the proposed changes directly to the Planning and Sustainability Commission via the Map App.
To view the existing TSP document that was last updated in 2007, please visit: http://www.portlandoregon.gov/transportation/52495
The purpose of the TSP is to guide the maintenance, development, and implementation of Portland’s transportation system, to accommodate 20 years of growth in population and employment, and to implement the plans and regulations of the regional government and the State of Oregon, including Metro’s Regional Transportation Plan (RTP) and the Oregon Transportation Planning Rule (TPR).
The TSP is a component of the Portland Comprehensive Plan and is adopted concurrently with the Comprehensive Plan. The Comprehensive Plan includes goals and policies whereas the TSP provides greater detail on the sub-policies and implementation strategies.
To learn more about the Portland Comprehensive Plan Update, please visit: https://www.portlandoregon.gov/bps/57352
PBOT and BPS are partnering to incorporate the Portland Plan as part of the Comprehensive Plan update and the TSP update. BPS is updating the Comprehensive Plan, which was first adopted in 1980, and will result in paradigm changes to the TSP. We strive to advance several objectives:
Produced and directed by the City of Portland Bureau of Planning and Sustainability, 2014
The Bureau of Planning and Sustainability produced a series of videos featuring the City’s growth management strategy: focusing housing and job growth in vibrant centers and bustling corridors. Portland Is Growing is the first in the series of five episodes and highlights the City’s changing demographics and expected population and job growth.
2-page information sheet about Stage 2 of the TSP Update
Transportation System Plan (TSP) projects
Transportation System Plan (TSP) drafts and projects.
General information about the Policy Expert Groups