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Stage 2 TSP Update:
How can I provide feedback to decision-makers?
You may provide testimony to the Portland City Council through October 13, 2016, in any of the following ways:
Testify in person at the PSC public hearing. You may speak for 2 minutes to the Council, and your testimony will be added to the public record. The TSP Stage 2 Update Public Hearings are scheduled to be held at: City Council Chambers, 1221 SW 4th Avenue, Portland
Testify in writing between now and October 13, 2016. Your full name and mailing address are required.
How did public comments on the Discussion Draft impact changes to the Proposed Draft?
The TSP Stage 2 Update Discussion Draft comment period took place from Oct. 2 to Nov. 13, 2015. The high quality feedback received in response to the Discussion Draft was the basis for nearly all of the subsequent changes made to the Proposed Draft. To show the public how their feedback was considered, staff provided written responses to all the public comments received on the Discussion Draft and they can be found on the website.
What public testimony did the PSC hear?
The PSC considered over 200 pieces of written testimony, over 100 bicycle classification testimonies submitted through the MapApp, plus oral testimony from the PSC public hearings on March 8 and March 22, 2016.
The four items below received the majority of public testimony:
Classification of NE 7th or 9th Avenues as a Major City Bikeway (Recommended Draft, Section 5)
The PSC recommended moving the Major City Bikeway (MCB) designation on NE 9th Ave to NE 7th Ave south of Sumner St. counter to the staff proposal to keep the on NE 9th Ave (per the adopted Portland Bicycle Plan). North of Sumner St. the MCB then shifts to NE 9th Ave up to NE Holman.
City Bikeway designation along Hayden Bay (Recommended Draft, Section 5)
The PSC recommended adding a bikeway classification on the eastern end of Hayden Island, along the Columbia River near the Waterside Marina and Hayden Bay, counter to bikeway classifications adopted by Council in the Hayden Island Plan in 2009 (Council Ordinance 18312).
City Bikeway designation through a manufactured home community on Hayden Island (Recommended Draft, Section 5)
The PSC recommended retaining the bikeway classification on the western end of Hayden Island (west of I-5), which is consistent with the Hayden Island Plan adopted by Council in 2009 (ORD 18312).
The PSC had consensus on a letter of support for Council consideration of the Title 17 code amendments for required Transportation and Parking Demand Management (TDM) Plans in Mixed Use Zones and Campus Institutional Zones.
What is the decision-making process?
City Council will hear public testimony on the Recommended Draft of the TSP Stage 2 Update fall 2016.
What outreach and engagement did staff do to develop the Proposed Draft (the version of the TSP Stage 2 Update that went to the Planning and Sustainability Commission)?
PBOT staff presented about the TSP and Stage 2 of the TSP Update for 33 unique groups and events throughout the entire city between Oct. 2015 and Mar. 2016, directly reaching an estimated total of 560 attendees. The groups and events included:
Comprehensive Plan Community Involvement Committee
East Portland Neighborhood Office Land Use and Transportation Committee
Central City Parking Policy Update Stakeholder Advisory Committee
Sumner Association of Neighbors
Northwest Parking Stakeholder Advisory Committee
Southeast Uplift Neighborhood Coalition Land Use and Transportation Committee
Northeast Coalition of Neighborhoods Land Use and Transportation Committee
Centers and Corridors Parking Study Stakeholder Advisory Committee
North Portland Neighborhood Services
Comprehensive Plan Community Involvement Committee
Old Town Chinatown Community Association
South Portland Neighborhood Association
Mixed Use Zones Project Discussion Draft Info Sessions
Community Music Center
Wilson High School
Floyd Light Middle School
82nd Ave. Improvement Coalition & APANO
Portland Commission on Disability
Bicycle Advisory Committee
Portland Business Alliance
Buckman Community Association Land Use Committee
Southwest Neighborhoods, Inc. Transportation Committee
Goose Hollow Foothills League Public Safety, Parking, and Transportation Committee
Pedestrian Advisory Committee
Central Northeast Neighbors Land Use and Transportation Committee
SW Trails PDX
South Waterfront Community Relations
Comprehensive Plan Update Spanish Language office hours
Central Eastside Industrial District Land Use and Urban Development Committee
Portland Freight Committee
Verde/ Living Cully
Additionally, staff reached out to provide information to the Coalition for Communities of Color, IRCO, and PAALF to see if we could help them identify anything in the TSP Stage 2 Update that might be of interest or importance to them, however they did not take us up on our multiple offers.
Staff published information handouts, regularly updated our website, and sent periodic emails to our interested parties list, which contains 960 contacts. Legislative notices were mailed to 163 interested parties for the TSP plus BPS Legislative and Periodic Review mailing lists.
Call the Comprehensive Plan Helpline: 503-823-0195
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