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Portland Bureau of Transportation

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1120 SW Fifth Ave, Suite 800, Portland, OR 97204

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Build a Better Portland, Together

 B1.1 Open Houses - Status: 3

Concurrent with the TSP update process, convene three to five targeted and/or in person “open houses” to gain meaningful public engagement on funding tradeoffs, project prioritization, and other topics.

 B1.2 Update Design Guide - Status: 1

Improve public works permitting and development review by updating the online Design Guide for Public Improvements and Design Standards for Public Streets based on new data.

B1.3 Next SDC List - Status: 2

Develop next 10-year list of Systems Development Charge projects and supporting match revenue in FY 2016–17.

B1.4 Livable Streets - Status: 1

Develop a Living Streets / Open Streets strategy that facilitates positive community use, focusing on community use of unimproved or underutilized sections of the right-of-way. Develop a draft policy covering criteria and permitting process, including construction guidelines plus maintenance and operating requirements. Develop an online public toolkit and howto guide for neighborhoods to initiate community-led projects (neighborhood traffic calming, city repair projects, etc.).

B1.5 Development Fees - Status: 3

Improve public works permitting and development review by creating and adopting a system to implement an appropriate fee for development on streets lacking infrastructure. Establish options for Local Improvement Districts (LID) with due consideration of financial equity.

B1.6 Land Use Review - Status: 1

Improve public works permitting and development review by proposing policy, guidelines, and fee structure for land use review fees that support larger community benefits by 2017.

B1.7 Transportation System Plan (TSP) Update - Status: 4

Complete TSP update, which lays out a long-term vision of policies and projects, and adopt by December 2016.


Institutionalize Equity

B2.1 Define Equity - Status: 1

Create a bureau-wide understanding and definition of equity and how to measure it.

B2.2 Equity Lens - Status: 1

Develop and adopt a methodology or “equity lens” analysis tool that can help managers identify community needs and concerns and develop outreach strategies that improve project ideas and delivery. Require Equity Analysis using developed tool for major PBOT capital projects and for program assessments annually.

B2.3 Analyze Investments - Status: 1

Publish a user-friendly report of investments made in the five sections of the city over the past three years (and planned over the next two), in the context of demographic characteristics, particularly in regards to communities of color.

B2.4 Multilingual Materials - Status: 2

Identify internal procedures for when/how to produce materials in languages other than English after filling new equity position. Create an assessment tool to help employees see which materials would be of highest priority to translate and which materials are most needed by Limited English Proficiency communities. Include a distribution plan on how best to share the information.

B2.5 Title VI - Status: 1

Conduct annual internal Title VI trainings to train staff involved in customer service and public engagement in cultural sensitivity, assisting frontline administrative staff in serving members of the public who have Limited English Proficiency and come from diverse backgrounds.

B2.6 Civil Rights - Status: 2

Identify vital documents for civil rights compliance and ensure all are available on the PBOT web site.

B2.7 Equity Research - Status: 0

Work with Portland State University and the Bureau of Planning and Sustainability to conduct literature review examining how traditional and contemporary transportation planning and development affects communities of color and low-income communities with regard to transportation, neighborhood stability, and community health.

B2.8 Racial Equity Assessment - Status: 2

Build off Office of Equity and Human Rights Racial Equity Assessment and have in place a draft equity plan specific to PBOT.


Connect Portlanders to Economic Opportunities

B3.1 Transitioning Arterials to PBOT - Status: 3

Identify pre-requisites for PBOT to accept jurisdiction and responsibility for state highways and transition to urban arterials. Include estimated capital costs to bring up to City Standard and ongoing maintenance costs. Based on findings, prioritize list of transfers. Work with ODOT and State Legislature to identify funding to upgrade facilities prior to transfer.

B3.2 Greenways Wayfinding - Status: 2

Implement enhanced wayfinding and communication to increase the usefulness of neighborhood greenway connectors in improving access to nearby business districts. Explore smart phone app marketed to residents and visitors to assist in wayfinding. Build partnerships with small businesses to shape and implement.

B3.3 High Capacity Transit - Status: 2

Continue active participation and collaboration with Metro and TriMet to implement High Capacity Transit service along key corridors, including current Bus Rapid Transit project on Powell-Division.

B3.4 Access to Frequent Transit - Status: 3

Collaborate with TriMet to coordinate targeted PBOT street improvements with desired increases to bus frequency in order to make it safer and easier for more Portlanders to access frequent transit. Develop agreedupon investment plans along two routes.

B3.5 Complete the Loop - Status: 1

In 2015, complete the loop system for Portland Streetcar to support innercity short transit trips and encourage and support redevelopment and land use goals.

B3.6 Add 1 Streetcar - Status: 1

Expand the streetcar fleet by one more vehicle in 2015 to achieve service targets for performance and schedule.

B3.7 Streetcar Economic Impact - Status: 1

Strengthen analysis and documentation of Portland Streetcar’s impact on economic development by validating and monitoring measures over time and establishing formal reanalysis and new research opportunities.


Get Goods to Market

B4.1 Missing Freight Links - Status: 0

Review and publish status report and plan of action to address or change missing freight movements needed to accommodate efficient through traffic and local deliveries.

B4.2 Freight Safety - Status: 3

Design and implement two freight projects to separate trucks from vulnerable road users—people biking and walking—in areas where conflicts are acute and well documented.

B4.3 Truck Choke Points - Status: 0

Collaborate with the freight community to explore options for acquiring and using GPS data to identify truck trouble spots and improve flow.

B4.4 Loading Strategy - Status: 3

Develop a curb space (truck loading and parking) strategy for the central city to increase the efficiency of the on-street loading system and balance parking and loading needs with other uses in the public right-of-way in 2015.

B4.5 Over-Dimensional Freight Routes - Status: 3

Working with Metro, identify primary over-dimensional freight routes in Portland and the region including constraints and potential improvement projects.