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1 Slide 1 Unit 1 Overview of Bicycle & Pedestrian Agreements Unit 1 Overview of Bicycle & Pedestrian Agreements

2 Slide 2 Bicycle & Pedestrian Agreements Goal To provide safe, accessible and convenient bicycling and walking facilities and to support and encourage increased levels of bicycling and walking.

3 Slide 3 Bicycle & Pedestrian Agreements Vision People can bicycle or walk safely and conveniently to all destinations within a reasonable walking or bicycling distance People can walk or ride to and from their transit stops and have a comfortable and convenient place to wait or transfer Touring bicyclists can enjoy Oregons natural beauty on roads and highways designed for bicycle travel People can bicycle or walk safely and conveniently to all destinations within a reasonable walking or bicycling distance People can walk or ride to and from their transit stops and have a comfortable and convenient place to wait or transfer Touring bicyclists can enjoy Oregons natural beauty on roads and highways designed for bicycle travel

4 Slide 4 Bicycle & Pedestrian Agreements Vision Appropriate transportation choices are available to all Streets, roads and highways are designed to encourage bicycling and walking Appropriate transportation choices are available to all Streets, roads and highways are designed to encourage bicycling and walking

5 Slide 5 Bicycle & Pedestrian Agreements Program Purpose The ODOT Pedestrian and Bicycle Program develops policies that ODOT follows to provide bikeways and walkways along state highways. It also provides the framework for cooperation between ODOT and local jurisdictions, and offers guidance to cities and counties for developing local bicycle and pedestrian plans and facility standards.

6 Slide 6 Bicycle & Pedestrian Agreements Program Purpose To implement the Actions recommended by the Oregon Transportation Plan To guide ODOT, Metropolitan Planning Organizations (MPOs), the cities and counties of Oregon and other agencies in developing bikeway and walkway systems To explain the laws pertaining to the establishment of bikeways and walkways To implement the Actions recommended by the Oregon Transportation Plan To guide ODOT, Metropolitan Planning Organizations (MPOs), the cities and counties of Oregon and other agencies in developing bikeway and walkway systems To explain the laws pertaining to the establishment of bikeways and walkways

7 Slide 7 Bicycle & Pedestrian Agreements Program Purpose To provide information to citizens interested in bicycle and pedestrian transportation To fulfill the requirements of the Safe, Accountable, Flexible, Efficient, Transportation Equity Act: A Legacy for Users (SAFETEA-LU) whereby each state must adopt a statewide bicycle and pedestrian plan To fulfill the requirements of Oregon Administrative Rule (OAR) and To provide information to citizens interested in bicycle and pedestrian transportation To fulfill the requirements of the Safe, Accountable, Flexible, Efficient, Transportation Equity Act: A Legacy for Users (SAFETEA-LU) whereby each state must adopt a statewide bicycle and pedestrian plan To fulfill the requirements of Oregon Administrative Rule (OAR) and

8 Slide 8 Bicycle & Pedestrian Agreements Program Purpose To provide standards for planning, designing and maintaining bikeways and walkways

9 Slide 9 Bicycle & Pedestrian Agreements Program Purpose The Oregon Transportation Plan calls for doubling the number of bicycling and walking trips over the next 20 years. The Bicycle and Pedestrian Plans purpose is to implement a network of bikeways and walkways.

10 Slide 10 Bicycle & Pedestrian Agreements Program Purpose There are similarities and differences between bicycling and walking. By combining the two modes, we can ensure that both receive full consideration as valid transportation methods.

11 Slide 11 Bicycle & Pedestrian Agreements Program Purpose Because bicyclists and pedestrians operate in different manners along the roadway, the design section of this plan addresses these differences.

12 Slide 12 Benefits of Bicycling & Walking Reduce traffic congestion Reduce air and noise pollution Reduce wear and tear on our roads Reduce consumption of petroleum Reduce crashes and property damage Reduce need for additional roads, travel lanes and parking Improve Oregonians health and well-being through regular exercise Reduce traffic congestion Reduce air and noise pollution Reduce wear and tear on our roads Reduce consumption of petroleum Reduce crashes and property damage Reduce need for additional roads, travel lanes and parking Improve Oregonians health and well-being through regular exercise Bicycle & Pedestrian Agreements

13 Slide 13 Bicycle & Pedestrian Agreements Benefits The number of people who feel comfortable walking or riding bicycles is a measure of the quality of life of a city, county or state.

14 Slide 14 Bicycle & Pedestrian Agreements Benefits Tourism is an important industry, and Oregons natural beauty and bicycle-friendly reputation attract many riders from out of state. The Oregon Coast Bike Route enjoys an international reputation. Communities benefit from those who purchase food and other needs locally.

15 Slide 15 Bicycle & Pedestrian Agreements Benefits Effective walkway and bikeway networks are best achieved by modifying the existing street system because the system already exists to take people where they want to go and it can be made safer.

16 Slide 16 Bicycle & Pedestrian Agreements Benefits Good transportation policies are based on the premise that the public right of way is to be shared by all travel modes and well-designed roads accommodate all users.

17 Slide 17 State & Federal Laws ORS Construction of sidewalks within highway right of way (1953) ORS Use of highway fund for footpaths and bicycle trails (1971) ORS The Oregon Bicycle Advisory Committee (1973) Statewide Planning Goals (1974) Article IX, Section 3A of the Oregon Constitution (1980) ORS Construction of sidewalks within highway right of way (1953) ORS Use of highway fund for footpaths and bicycle trails (1971) ORS The Oregon Bicycle Advisory Committee (1973) Statewide Planning Goals (1974) Article IX, Section 3A of the Oregon Constitution (1980) Bicycle & Pedestrian Agreements

18 Slide 18 State & Federal Laws Oregon Benchmarks (1991) Intermodal Surface Transportation Efficiency Act (SAFETEA-LU) (1991) The Americans with Disabilities Act (1991) Oregon Transportation Plan (1992) Oregon Benchmarks (1991) Intermodal Surface Transportation Efficiency Act (SAFETEA-LU) (1991) The Americans with Disabilities Act (1991) Oregon Transportation Plan (1992) Bicycle & Pedestrian Agreements

19 Slide 19 Bicycle & Pedestrian Agreements Planning Process The Oregon Transportation Plan (OTP) drives all transportation planning in Oregon. The Modal Plans, including the Bicycle and Pedestrian Plan, are elements of the OTP.

20 Slide 20 Bicycle & Pedestrian Agreements Planning Process Using the policies established in these documents, Corridor Plans, MPO plans and local government, Transportation System Plans (TSP) are developed to provide recommendations for improvements.

21 Slide 21 Bicycle & Pedestrian Agreements ODOT Policy ODOT shall include the appropriate bikeways and walkways on modernization projects inside an Urban Growth Boundary (UGB), except on controlled access freeways (ORS ).

22 Slide 22 Bicycle & Pedestrian Agreements ODOT Policy Exceptions for non-inclusion of bikeways and walkways shall be approved by the Region Manager and the Technical Services Manager/Chief Engineer. The exceptions shall be documented by the Project Development Team or the Project Development Team Manager, with supporting data that indicates the basis for the decision.

23 Slide 23 Bicycle & Pedestrian Agreements ODOT Policy Exceptions… …when establishment is contrary to public safety …when the cost is excessively disproportionate to the need or probable use …when the population is sparse or other ways/factors indicate an absence of need …when establishment is contrary to public safety …when the cost is excessively disproportionate to the need or probable use …when the population is sparse or other ways/factors indicate an absence of need

24 Slide 24 Bicycle & Pedestrian Agreements ODOT Policy On other projects, such as preservation, 3R (resurfacing, restoration, rehabilitation), operation or safety improvements, ODOT will consider the need for bikeways and walkways.

25 Slide 25 Bicycle & Pedestrian Agreements ODOT Policy In the development of the STIP, ODOT will consider projects that upgrade the roadway with bikeways and walkways to provide continuity.

26 Slide 26 Bicycle & Pedestrian Agreements ODOT Policy ODOT may require developers to provide adequate bikeways and walkways.

27 Slide 27 Bicycle & Pedestrian Agreements ODOT Policy Responsibility for maintenance of bikeways and walkways shall be covered in the agreement with local jurisdiction.

28 Slide 28 Bicycle & Pedestrian Agreements Comprehensive Concept ODOT has adopted a comprehensive concept in designing bikeway and walkway systems, based on the premise that the public right-of- way should serve all users; people riding bicycles or walking need to use the same facilities that provide access and mobility to motorists.

29 Slide 29 Bicycle & Pedestrian Agreements Comprehensive Concept By designing roads for all travel modes, in a safe, attractive and convenient manner, bicycle and pedestrian systems can gradually evolve. Often, only minor improvements are needed to accommodate bicyclists and pedestrians.

30 Slide 30 Bicycle & Pedestrian Agreements Public Input & Interagency Review Public input is essential to good planning. Interagency review assures compatibility with local, regional and state plans. Public review can be in the form of workshops, public hearings, notices in the media and the formation of advisory committees.

31 Slide 31 For more information about ODOTs Bicycle & Pedestrian Program go to or contact For more information about ODOTs Bicycle & Pedestrian Program go to or contact Sheila Lyons Pedestrian & Bicycle Program Manager Oregon Department of Transportation Sheila Lyons Pedestrian & Bicycle Program Manager Oregon Department of Transportation

32 Slide 32 For more training on Intergovernmental Agreements go to or contact For more training on Intergovernmental Agreements go to or contact Mary Wandell Procurement Training Specialist Oregon Department of Transportation Mary Wandell Procurement Training Specialist Oregon Department of Transportation


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