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The City of Portland, Oregon

Portland Bureau of Transportation

Phone: 503-823-5185

Fax: 503-823-7576

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

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Project Summary

Southwest In Motion

Southwest In Motion is a short-term refinement, prioritization and implementation strategy for planned active transportation investments in Southwest Portland. The final plan will identify a realistic 5-year active transportation action plan that provides basic walking and bicycling connectivity as well as access to transit improvements, where they are needed most.

Plan elements

  • Coordination with active planning efforts, such as PedPDX, Portland's Citywide Pedestrian Plan, and Safe Routes To School Strategy and Project Planning.
  • Coordination of past active transportation plans, networks and future projects. This includes the Portland Bicycle Plan for 2030, Southwest Urban Trails Plan and other citywide and neighborhood plans.
  • Project list refinement. Changes to the project list may be needed to enhance network effectiveness and implementation feasibility.
  • Evaluation and prioritization of the project list. The result will be a recommended set of short-term projects intended to enhance active transportation options across the Southwest district.
  • Implementation planning. Strategic coordination between the recommended project lists and appropriate funding opportunities will support successful implementation of the plan.

This effort will be an important step towards setting near-term priorities and determining project readiness to more efficiently deliver pedestrian and bicycle improvements in Southwest Portland as opportunities emerge.

Process and Timeline

PBOT has convened a Stakeholder Working Group (SWG) to help inform project refinement and prioritization. The planning process is expected to last approximately 10‐12 months. At the end of the process a Draft Plan will be developed for adoption by City Council in 2018.



Working Group Meetings

  Summer   2017

Develop public involvement plan and initiate the project

Official invitations to Stakeholder Working Group members

Stakeholder Working Group #1

  Fall 2017

 Compile existing conditions, and existing network base maps.

Stakeholder Working Group #2

  Fall 2017

Explore project refinement strategies to prepare a candidate project list.

Stakeholder Working Group #3

  Winter   2018

Establish  and  apply evaluation criteria for prioritizing projects

 Stakeholder Working Group #4

  Spring   2018

Apply the criteria to develop an initial prioritized list of projects

Finalize the prioritized list of projects and prepare the action plan

 Stakeholder Working Group #5

Stakeholder Working Group #6

Summer/Fall   2018

Final SWIM   strategy and council adoption

Public hearing


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