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Health + Vitality Actions

Improve Community Health

H1.1 Safe Routes to Places - Status: 1

Apply a “safe routes to places” methodology to a Portland neighborhood to determine where 20-minute neighborhood deficiencies exist. Develop modified Safe Routes To School methodology for application to neighborhoods and street types (e.g. Tryon-Stephens).

H1.2 Protected Bikeways - Status: 0

Evaluate feasibility of protected bikeways on five busy corridors. Advance one to project development.

H1.3 Trail/Transportation Corridors - Status: 3

Collaborate with Parks and other stakeholders to develop a clear agreement on roles and responsibilities for trail/transportation corridors.

H1.4 Health Impact Assessments - Status: 0

Create a methodology to perform health assessments of projects using Multnomah County’s health and equity lens. Select a project for application.

H1.5 Bike Sharing - Status: 4

Launch a public bike sharing program.


Improve the Health of the Environment

H2.1 Materials Selection - Status: 3

Develop criteria to use in project material selection to incorporate energy factors including lifecycle energy consumed and GhG emitted.

H2.2 Street Sweeper Recycling - Status: 4

Investigate recycling options for wastewater/street sweeper debris.

H2.3 LED Conversions - Status: 4

Complete 25,000 street light conversions to LED.


Be An Effective Leader in Climate Change

H3.1 Sustainable Fleet - Status: 0

Complete report on experience with sustainable fleet including repair, performance, and maintenance needs, with findings and recommendations for fleet.

H3.2 Performance Pricing - Status: 2

As a part of the citywide Parking Strategy public engagement process, consider ‘Performance Pricing’ as a possible strategy to better manage parking demand. Performance Pricing is a management approach where the price for parking goes up when parking demand is high and goes down when parking demand is low.

H3.3 Materials Testing - Status: 3

Test different pavement markings and coatings to assess durability.

H3.4 Climate Strategies - Status: 4

Identify three high impact Climate Action Plan and Climate Smart Communities strategies for Portlanders. Create a plan with regional partners to implement the three strategies.

H3.5 Streetcar Impact - Status: 2

Measure Streetcar and Transit Partnership Division’s impact on roadway capacity and land value and produce summary. Publish talking points memo/fact sheet on streetcar and tram benefits to Portland mobility. Report on contribution to meeting the 2009 Climate Action Plan 2030 goal to reduce per capita daily vehicle miles traveled (VMT) by 30% from 2008 levels and increase transit mode share from 15% (2009) to 25% by 2030.