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1 ODOT Pedestrian and Bicycle Program Sheila Lyons, PE Local Area Government Conference 2011

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

4 Bicycle & Pedestrian Program 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.

5 Bicycle & Pedestrian Program 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

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

7 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 Program

8 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.

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14 Pedestrian and Bicycle Program Grants Grant project are Awarded on a competitive basis every two years Awarded by the Oregon Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Committee May be on a state highway or local or county road Grant project are Awarded on a competitive basis every two years Awarded by the Oregon Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Committee May be on a state highway or local or county road Bicycle & Pedestrian Program

15 Pedestrian and Bicycle Program Grants Grant project are Limited to the street right of way (i.e. trails are ineligible for funding) Require an IGA with the successful applicant. Grant project are Limited to the street right of way (i.e. trails are ineligible for funding) Require an IGA with the successful applicant. Bicycle & Pedestrian Program

16 Pedestrian and Bicycle Program Grants Criteria for award of grants changes each grant cycle and is determined by the Oregon Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Committee Projects that serve multiple land uses fare well: residential, commercial, school, institutional, employment, scenic/park, recreation, tourism. Projects in mixed-use neighborhoods receive high consideration. Criteria for award of grants changes each grant cycle and is determined by the Oregon Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Committee Projects that serve multiple land uses fare well: residential, commercial, school, institutional, employment, scenic/park, recreation, tourism. Projects in mixed-use neighborhoods receive high consideration. Bicycle & Pedestrian Program

17 Pedestrian and Bicycle Program Grants For projects that provide sidewalks or bikeways along a roadway, the following factors are considered: ADT, width, curves, other safety factors such as truck traffic, speed, etc. For projects that provide a pedestrian crossing or to improve an intersection, the following factors are considered: ADT, speed, width, accesses, other factors such as skew, sight distance, type of control, etc. For projects that provide sidewalks or bikeways along a roadway, the following factors are considered: ADT, width, curves, other safety factors such as truck traffic, speed, etc. For projects that provide a pedestrian crossing or to improve an intersection, the following factors are considered: ADT, speed, width, accesses, other factors such as skew, sight distance, type of control, etc.

18 Bicycle & Pedestrian Program Pedestrian and Bicycle Program Grants Projects that improve the appreciation of cultural, aesthetic or environmental values, community pride, environmental quality or livability fare well.

19 Projects Not Funded Narrow (5 or less) curbside sidewalks Narrow (under 5) bike lanes Sidepaths (two-way path on one side of a road) Meandering sidewalks Traffic signals Narrow (5 or less) curbside sidewalks Narrow (under 5) bike lanes Sidepaths (two-way path on one side of a road) Meandering sidewalks Traffic signals Bicycle & Pedestrian Program

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