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PedPDX will prioritize sidewalks, crossing improvements and other investments that will make walking safer and more comfortable across the city.
PedPDX is Portland’s citywide pedestrian plan. It will prioritize sidewalk and crossing improvements and other investments to make walking safer and more comfortable across the city. The plan will identify the key strategies and tools we will use to make Portland a truly great walking city.
PedPDX is an update of the 1998 Pedestrian Master Plan (PMP). Since 1998, the PMP has guided pedestrian-friendly design and policies in Portland, and has served as a model across the country. The PMP developed a project list that has guided investment over the past 18 years.
However, there is more we can do to make Portland a great walking city. Despite consistent investment in the pedestrian network, significant gaps and deficiencies remain, and new policy questions have emerged. An incomplete pedestrian network limits the City’s ability to absorb growth and meet the livability and access needs of residents, including safe walking access to public transit and essential services. The 1998 Pedestrian Master Plan has served inner Portland well, but has often struggled to provide adequate guidance for areas such as East Portland and Southwest Portland that present environmental challenges and right-of-way constraints.
PedPDX will reflect changes to pedestrian policy and design best practices that have emerged since the original Pedestrian Master Plan was adopted, including an emerging understanding of transportation equity and a Vision Zero approach to pedestrian safety. The updated plan will ensure that the City continues to lead the way in walkability, and will allow Portland to absorb growth in a sustainable way that encourages residents to walk, whether for commuting, shopping, going to school, or recreation.
Key Elements of the Plan:
The PedPDX citywide pedestrian plan will:
Future phases of PedPDX will update the 1998 Pedestrian Design Guide.
PedPDX will kick off in Spring 2017.
We will develop a draft plan for public review by July 2018, with Council adoption in approximately Fall 2018.
Last updated: 07/28/17
Portland's 1998 Pedestrian Master Plan
Learn more about the City's ADA Transition Plan going on now
Learn more about the PedPDX Community Advisory Committee
The Pedestrian Design Guide provides standards and guidelines for promoting an environment conducive to walking.
Information about walking in Portland
Portland is committed to ending traffic violence in our communities. Through the Vision Zero program, the City of Portland and our partners are working to eliminate deaths and serious injuries on our streets by 2025.