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2019 Minor TSP Update

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CLICK HERE to review the Discussion Draft

Click here for a printable handout about the 2019 Minor TSP Update.

The 2035 TSP is the 20-year plan that guides transportation policies and investments in Portland. The TSP is being updated to maintain consistency with local and regional transportation planning and land use activities. This is a technical update, largely incorporating policies and projects that have been recommended for inclusion in the TSP by City Council as part of other adopted plans such as PedPDX, Enhanced Transit Corridors Plan, and Growing Transit Communities Plan.

Proposed changes include:

  • Classifications: Incorporating the pedestrian classifications maps and the pedestrian classifications descriptions from PedPDX into the TSP, as well as correcting identified classification mapping errors.

Major Projects List: Amendments to a subset of existing TSP projects based on recommendations from City Council adopted plans. Additionally, new projects from the 2018 Regional Transportation Plan and other recently adopted plans are proposed, including:

clarityClarity and Readability: Updates to the TSP’s introduction, Modal Plan, Implementation Strategies, and Glossary chapters to reflect completed work, and to improve clarity and readability.


Policy 9.22 amended to clarify that transit is the preferred mode of travel for the trips that are “longer than 3 miles or shorter trips” not made by walking or bicycling, as adopted in the Enhanced Transit Corridors.

New sub-policy 9.22.a as adopted in the Enhanced Transit Corridors Plan: “Consider and incorporate transit priority treatments, such as those in the PBOT Enhanced Transit Corridors Plan, to improve transit speed and reliability during the planning and design phase of capital projects and permitted projects along streets served by transit lines.”

Policy 9.49 amended to add mobility standard tables that are referenced, but missing in the 2035 Comprehensive Plan.


Policies 9.68 and 9.69 amended to broaden connected and automated vehicle policies to include new mobility vehicles and services.

Community Involvement Objectives re-labeled to "sub-policies" to maintain consistency with the rest of the TSP and the 2035 Comprehensive Plan.

Additionally, the Metro Council adopted the 2040 Regional Transportation Plan (RTP) in December 2018. Proposed changes to the TSP will maintain consistency with the updated RTP.


Provide your feedback on the Discussion Draft by Sept. 6, 2019

Submit your comments via:

  • Email:
  • Post: TSP Update Project, Portland Bureau of Transportation
  •           1120 SW 5th Avenue, Suite 800, Portland, OR 97204
  • Phone: Bob Kellett, Project Manager, 503.823.6127

This is an early draft presented for public review and feedback. Project staff will weigh comments against other public feedback and the City’s goals and policies to produce the Proposed Draft, which will be submitted to the Planning and Sustainability Commission in September with a public hearing tentatively scheduled for November 19, 2019.

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Staff from the City of Portland Bureau of Transportation (PBOT) are happy to present for your group about the TSP Update topics your group is interested in. We will respond to requests in the order they are received and do our best to try to accommodate them with our available staff. To request, contact Bob Kellett at or 503.823.6127