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2019 Minor TSP Update

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CLICK HERE to review the Discussion Draft

Click here for a printable handout about the 2019 Minor TSP Update.

The 2035 Transportation System Plan (TSP) is the 20-year plan that guides transportation policies and investments in Portland. The TSP is being updated to maintain consistency with local and regional transportation planning and land use activities. This is a technical update, largely incorporating policies and projects that have been recommended for inclusion in the TSP by City Council as part of other adopted plans such as PedPDX, the Enhanced Transit Corridors Plan, and the Growing Transit Communities Plan.

Proposed changes include:

  • Classifications: Incorporating the pedestrian classifications maps and descriptions from PedPDX into the TSP. Corrects identified classification mapping errors and updates "city bikeway" to "major city bikeway" classifications on four existing bikeways to maintain consistency with the Regional Transportation Plan (50s bikeway, 20s bikeway, NE/SE 148th Avenue, SE Foster Road).

Major Projects List: Amendments to a subset of existing TSP projects based on recommendations from City Council adopted plans. Additionally, new projects from the 2018 Regional Transportation Plan and other recently adopted plans are proposed, including:

clarityClarity and Readability: Updates to the TSP’s introduction, Modal Plan, Implementation Strategies, and Glossary chapters to reflect completed work, and to improve clarity and readability.

Policies: Policy 9.22 amended to clarify that transit is the preferred mode of travel for trips “longer than 3 miles or shorter trips” not made by walking or bicycling, as adopted in the Enhanced Transit Corridors Plan.

New sub-policy 9.22.a as adopted in the Enhanced Transit Corridors Plan: “Consider and incorporate transit priority treatments, such as those in the PBOT Enhanced Transit Corridors Plan, to improve transit speed and reliability during the planning and design phase of capital projects and permitted projects along streets served by transit lines.”

Policy 9.49 amended to add mobility standard tables that are referenced, but missing in the 2035 Comprehensive Plan.


Policies 9.68 and 9.69 amended to broaden connected and automated vehicle policies to include new mobility vehicles and services.

Community Involvement Objectives re-labeled to "sub-policies" to maintain consistency with the rest of the TSP and the 2035 Comprehensive Plan.

Additionally, the Metro Council adopted the 2040 Regional Transportation Plan (RTP) in December 2018. Proposed changes to the TSP will maintain consistency with the updated RTP.


Provide your feedback on the Discussion Draft by Sept. 6

Submit your comments via:

  • Email:
  • Mail: TSP Update Project, Portland Bureau of Transportation
  •           1120 SW Fifth Ave., Suite 800, Portland, OR 97204
  • Phone: Bob Kellett, Project Manager, (503)823-6127

This is an early draft presented for public review and feedback. Project staff will weigh comments against other public feedback and the city’s goals and policies to produce the Proposed Draft, which will be submitted to the Planning and Sustainability Commission in September with a public hearing tentatively scheduled for Nov. 19.

Project Timeline 

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PBOT staff are happy to present any TSP Update topics your group is interested in. We respond to requests in the order they are received and do our best to try to accommodate them with available staff. Contact Bob Kellett at or (503)823-6127