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TSP Update - Stage 3 (In Progress)

Link to TSP3 Discussion Draft


Review + comment on the policies and objectives in the Discussion Draft from May 19 to July 21.


STEP 1: Review the updates here

STEP 2: Email your feedback to


PLEASE BE SPECIFIC. Include page numbers and headers (or other content identifiers) to make it easier for staff to consider your feedback and make updates. Your feedback will go directly to the staff person responsible for the content of the specific sections you comment on.

PLEASE READ THE FRONT. Reading the gray Summary of Revisions boxes at the beginning of each section may provide key guidance to focus your review and comments.


TSP Stage 3 Tasks

Geographic Policies & Objectives

Policies for the eight transportation districts in the 2007 TSP are being audited and reoriented towards the five pattern areas in the adopted Comp Plan.

Street Classifications

The TSP has seven street classifications. In this stage we are updating the Emergency Response, Transit, and Traffic Classifications. Pedestrian classification changes will be addressed in the future Pedestrian Master Plan (PedPDX).  Street Design and Bicycle classifications were updated in Stage 2 of the TSP. Central City Freight classifications changes are being addressed as part of the Central City 2035 Plan, other potential Freight classification changes will be considered as part of a future Freight Master Plan update.

TSP Objectives

Now that the Comp Plan is adopted, additional objectives have been added to the TSP and processes such as VisionZero, autonomous vehicle research, performance measures, and bike share could lead to additional objectives. At the same time, are objectives needed? Are they moving PBOT’s work plan forward, influencing decisions, and ensuring implementation? The Comp Plan has very few objectives; it is mainly a goals and policies document. Do goals and policies that impact transportation need additional direction?

Modal Plan update and modification

Summaries of existing policies, and programs for multiple modes of transportation - such as pedestrian, bicycle, and freight, are required by the state. Many of the modal plans in the 2007 TSP are out of date or no longer in existence. PBOT has developed "Master Plans," more detailed modal plans for the majority of modes. Staff is recommending that these Master Plans serve as the modal plans, with short summaries in the TSP for reference. For modes that do not have a Master Plan, staff is updating the TSP's modal plans. This organizational task will allow for smoother update procedures in the future.

RTP Compliance and Performance Measures

We are updating performance measures that comply with the Regional Transportation Plan (RTP). Our performance measures help us determine our progress towards goals such as those set for commute mode share targets, motor vehicle trips, and by Vision Zero.

Autonomous vehicles

Autonomous Vehicles (AVs) are designed to operate with little or no human control. AVs offer both opportunities and risks. The City is developing a policy to increase the likelihood that autonomous vehicles advance safety, equity, climate, and economic goals.  For more information about Autonomous Vehicles, please see the FAQ about Autonomous Vehicles.

Digital document

The 2035 TSP takes effect in 2018 and at that time, PBOT will launch a searchable, interactive online document for all text and maps of the 2035 TSP.

TSP Stage 3 Discussion Draft

Tell us what you think! Review + comment on the policies and objectives in this draft 5/19-7/21