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Prioritize Right-of-Way Uses Through Clear Decision-Making

M1.1 Complete Neighborhoods - Status: 1

To achieve the Portland Plan objective of 80% of Portlanders living in a complete neighborhood by 2035, 1) Adopt a policy addressing overlapping pedestrian, bike, transit, freight, and stormwater needs and 2) Provide implementation guidance for project development and design as part of the comprehensive plan/TSP update.

M1.2 Streetcar Strategic Plan - Status: 2

In response to the Streetcar Audit, seek Council’s approval of the Streetcar Strategic Plan, including a consolidated strategic mission statement and performance indicators for streetcars that build upon the system’s historic purpose and need, mission, and goals statements.

M1.3 Update Design Guidelines - Status: 2

Initiate update of the city’s street design manual to integrate NACTO’s Urban Street Design Guide as a reference document. Incorporate “universal design” approaches, which make streets accessible to all.

M1.4 Streetcar Oversight - Status: 4

Work with Portland Streetcar, Inc. on specific measures to strengthen streetcar oversight, fiscal accountability, risk assessment, cost-benefit, and value-based decision making. Ensure transparent and timely accounting of all expenses and revenues.

M1.5 Urban Level of Service - Status: 1

Adopt a more refined Level of Service standard that incorporates delay and comfort for all modes into the development approval process.


Make the Most of Street Space

M2.1 Right-Of-Way Management Manual - Status: 1

In collaboration with other stakeholders, develop a framework focused on the right-of-way space exclusive of travel lanes. Begin to develop criteria and a decision tree for evaluating tradeoffs and determining the placement of infrastructure and amenities with the goal of creating a draft ROW Management Manual by the end of 2017.

M2.2 Shared Parking - Status: 3

Update the Central City parking policies, introducing code modifications that implement, among other things, shared parking.

M2.3 Expand Pricing Tool in Central Eastside - Status: 3

Expand the use of pricing as a tool to manage parking demand in the Central Eastside Meter District.

M2.4 Smartpark Vision - Status: 1

Initiate a strategic public off-street parking plan, outlining a long-term vision for SmartPark and developing a long-term strategy for managing parking demand in both the City Center and in regional centers and corridors as it relates to supplementing the on-street parking supply with public off-street visitor parking.

M2.5 Permit Fee Peer Review - Status: 1

Explore value capture in the ROW through permit fees based upon the experience of five peer cities. Publish evaluation of need for, benefits/consequences of, and (if appropriate) proposal for fees based on public inconvenience during construction or program impact.

M2.6 Integrate Transportation Demand Management (TDM) - Status: 2

Develop a standard operating procedure for integrating Transportation Demand Management into capital projects, which provides policy incentive to shift how and when people travel.

M2.7 Citywide Parking Strategy - Status: 1

Adopt a Citywide Parking Strategy that includes public outreach and defines the city’s parking principles for managing parking as areas of the city grow and evolve.

M2.8 Curbside Plan - Status: 1

Initiate a comprehensive curbside management plan that addresses and includes criteria for appropriate curb-zone use in constrained areas (car parking, bike parking, street seats, community gardens) to optimal community and transportation benefit.

M2.9 Smart Single Meters - Status: 0

Initiate RFP process to purchase smart single meters to augment existing parking pay station. Replace all mechanical meters within 2 years.

M2.10 Northwest Parking Management Plan - Status: 2

Within six months, start implementation of the Northwest Parking management plan, including installation of approximately 375 pay stations and expanded permit program. Meet with stakeholder groups monthly to resolve issues.


Make Streets Community Places

M3.1 Neighborhood Parking - Status: 3

Complete an overhaul of on-street parking management policies, including “toolkit” for neighborhood centers and corridors, prototype neighborhood parking plans, and necessary amendments to city codes.

M3.2 Permit Parking Fees - Status: 4

Clarify process and educate Area Parking Permit districts on opportunity to dedicate a portion of permit revenue to fund local transportation improvements or demand management programs.

M3.3 Livable Streets Resource - Status: 1

Develop and publish an online Livable Streets / Community Use of the Right-of-Way resource listing available programs (may include car-free plazas, Adopt a Landscape, block parties, street seats, etc.)

M3.4 Livable Streets Resource - Status: 1

Identify one or two  neighborhood partners for neighborhood parking pilot projects.