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The City of Portland, Oregon

Planning and Sustainability

Innovation. Collaboration. Practical Solutions.

Phone: 503-823-7700

Curbside Hotline: 503-823-7202

1900 SW 4th Ave, Suite 7100, Portland, OR 97201

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About the Networks Policy Expert Group

The Networks PEG will explore the role of public infrastructure networks – including active transportation, green infrastructure and stormwater management systems – in the City’s future growth and land use. This PEG may consider policies and investments to integrate planning and design of sustainable stormwater and active transportation networks to provide cost-effective infrastructure that meets multiple community objectives. It may also explore policies to create a citywide greenway network of trails and pedestrian- and bike-friendly green streets by aligning investments in active transportation, green infrastructure and sustainable stormwater systems. The PEG may also consider policies to guide the design of major streets, and streetcar and light rail corridors so they become distinctive civic places that serve Portland’s future multi-modal mobility needs and are models of ecological design. (Implementing the Equity Framework and Healthy Connected City strategy of the Portland Plan)

Meeting Schedule

Networks PEG meetings are held on the last Wednesday of each month, 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. at 1900 SW 4th Avenue, Room 7A. For transit directions, we recommend TriMet Trip Planner. For driving and Biking directions, we recommend Google Maps. There is on-street metered parking and a parking garage located beneath the building. Check our News and Updates page for more information including meeting agendas and minutes.


Potential Topics

The Networks Policy Expert Group will explore the role of public infrastructure networks – including active transportation, green infrastructure and stormwater management systems – in the City’s future growth and land use.  Specific issues to be addressed include:

  • Incorporate mode split targets and mode prioritization policy
  • New multimodal Level-of-Service policy and measures
  • Update Street classifications (TSP amendments)
  • Incorporate Bicycle Master Plan, Streetcar Master Plan, Freight Master Plan, integrate with green streets
  • Evaluate growth management plans against transportation goals, plans
  • Incorporate “Health Equity and TSP” document
  • Incorporate more robust Safe Routes to School policy
  • Reconcile Parks and PBOT recreational trail maps and programs
  • Policy to allow geographic variation of improvements, sidewalk policy, overhaul of development review tools for frontage improvements


Community members have been chosen for their experience and ability to draw on the feedback and experiences of a larger community or constituency regarding perspectives on the topic of their PEG, and for their ability to collect feedback from that community or constituency when needed. Agency staff members have been chosen to bring an agency perspective to PEG discussions and to be able to take back and share PEG developments within their agencies, getting feedback when needed.

Learn more about the members of the Networks PEG.

Carolyn Briggs, Community Member (former member)

Aaron Brown, Community Member

Ivy Dunlap, Portland Bureau of Environmental Services

Mike Faha, Community Member

Eric Hesse, TriMet

Denver Igarta, Portland Bureau of Transportation

Keith Liden, Community Member

Linda Nettekoven, Comprehensive Plan Update Community Involvement Committee

Gavin Pritchard, Community Member

Lidwien Rahman, Oregon Department of Transportation

Allan Schmidt, Portland Parks & Recreation

Irene Schwoeffermann, Community Member

Chris Smith, Portland Planning and Sustainability Commission

Jay Sugnet, Portland Bureau of Planning and Sustainability

Peter Stark, Comprehensive Plan Update Community Involvement Committee

Pia Welch, Community Member

Staff Lead

Courtney Duke, Portland Bureau of Transportation or 503-823-7265


Jim Owens, Cogan Owens Cogan