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On Wednesday, March 21, 2018 City Council held a hearing on the Transportation System Plan (TSP) Stage 3 Update with public testimony held open until Friday, March 23, 2018 at 5PM. Commissioner Fritz offered an amendment to Section 8, Connected and Automated Vehicles. Watch the video of the hearing beginning at 41:12 to learn more. The amendment will be discussed as part of the Council's deliberations on April 11, 2018 at 3:30PM. If Council votes to approve TSP Stage 3 Update at that time, a second reading and vote will take place on May 24, 2018 following the enactment of the 2035 Comprehensive Plan. The 2035 TSP would then go into effect on June 25, 2018.
The Discussion Draft was open for 64 days from May 19 – July 21, 2017. Staff provided TSP outreach at 30 events across the city from the Multnomah Arts Center, to the Kenton Firehouse, to the Rosewood Initiative, and JAMS Space. Staff reviewed over 120 individual comments received during the Discussion Draft (some with multiple signatories). Among the comments we received, we heard the most about 1) Interest in a TDM study for the West Hills (Section 3: Geographic Policies) and 2) proposed street classifications on SE 20th Ave (Section 4: Street Classifications).
On September 26 and October 24, 2017, the Planning and Sustainability Commission (PSC) held public hearings and took testimony from several interested stakeholders including representatives from the Hosford-Abernathy Neighborhood (HAND), the NW District Association and BikeLOUD. A majority of the written and oral testimony focused on classifications (especially on SE 20th and SE 21st avenues); mode split targets; geographic policies; and objectives.
The PSC followed testimony and staff presentations with a discussion of PSC suggestions at a work session on October 24, 2017. In general, the PSC expressed support for the proposal and direction of the TSP and transportation policies. The PSC voted 7-0 to recommend approval of the Staff Proposal with the following amendments and modifications.
1. City Council adopt the Transportation System Plan and Comp Plan Amendments as directed and outlined in the decision matrix and minutes from the October 24, 2007 meeting and reflected in the TSP Stage 3 Recommended Draft.
2. The City should take a leadership role on work-at-home trip avoidance by becoming an employer of choice, and make work-at-home opportunities (full week or partial week) available in all bureaus for all positions where appropriate.
3. PBOT seek resources and prepare an action plan for achieving 70 percent (or greater) non-SOV mode share and adopted Vehicle Miles Traveled (VMT) targets. The plan should include:
The TSP has been created in three stages, upon adoption of the TSP by City Council, it will be published as a single document and will take effect after the 2015 Comprehensive Plan is in effect (currently scheduled for May 24, 2018.
Briefing at Planning and Sustainability Commission, June 13, 2017
*This presentation is of Discussion Draft content, NOT content of the Proposed or Recommended Drafts. Please review the Recommended Draft or contact staff to verify content of the Recommended Draft if you have any questions.
For more information, or to request a hard copy of the TSP Stage 3 Update Recommended Draft, please email TSP3@portlandoregon.gov or call Francesca Patricolo at 503.823.5282
A version of the Recommende Draft of the TSP Stage 3 Update that functions with accessible readers for the visually impaired.
Staff recommendations to the Planning and Sustainability Commission based on updates from Discussion Draft feedback.
Planning and Sustainability Commission recommendations to City Council from the Proposed Draft.
A list of the public involvement events that were held in 2017 during the TSP Stage 3 update drafting process.
Memo to PSC regarding TSP3 Update
Content for public review prior to developing a Proposed Draft for the Planning and Sustainability Commission.