Goal 6 TRANSPORTATION
GOAL: Develop a balanced, equitable, and efficient transportation system that provides a range of transportation choices; reinforces the livability of neighborhoods; supports a strong and diverse economy; reduces air, noise, and water pollution; and lessens reliance on the automobile while maintaining accessibility.
6.5 Traffic Classification Descriptions
Maintain a system of traffic streets that support the movement of motor vehicles for regional, interregional, interdistrict, and local trips as shown. For each type of traffic classification, the majority of motor vehicle trips on a street should conform to its classification description.
E. Neighborhood Collectors
Neighborhood Collectors are intended to serve as distributors of traffic from Major City Traffic Streets or District Collectors to Local Service Streets and to serve trips that both start and end within areas bounded by Major City Traffic Streets and District Collectors.
6.6 Transit Classification Descriptions
Maintain a system of transit streets that supports the movement of transit vehicles for regional, interregional, interdistrict, and local trips.
D. Community Transit Streets.
Community Transit Streets are intended to serve neighborhoods and industrial areas and connect to citywide transit service.
6.8 Pedestrian Classification Descriptions
Maintain a system of pedestrianways to serve all types of pedestrian trips, particularly those with a transportation function.
C. City Walkways
City Walkways are intended to provide safe, convenient, and attractive pedestrian access to activities along major streets and to recreation and institutions; provide connections between neighborhoods; and provide access to transit.
6.11 Street Design Classification Descriptions
Street Design Classification Descriptions identify the preferred modal emphasis and design treatments for regionally significant streets and special design treatments for locally significant streets.
Community Corridors are designed to include special amenities to balance motor vehicle traffic with public transportation, bicycle travel, and pedestrian travel.
PEDESTRIAN AND BICYCLE POLICIES:
Plan and complete a pedestrian network that increases the opportunities for walking to shopping and services, schools and parks, employment, and transit.
A. Promote walking as the mode of choice for short trips by giving priority to the completion of the pedestrian network that serves Pedestrian Districts, schools, neighborhood shopping, and parks.
B. Support walking to transit by giving priority to the completion of the pedestrian network that serves transit centers, stations, and stops; providing adequate crossing opportunities at transit stops; and planning and designing pedestrian improvements that allow adequate space for transit stop facilities.
C. Improve the quality of the pedestrian environment by implementing pedestrian design guidelines to ensure that all construction in the right-of-way meets a pedestrian quality standard and by developing special design districts for Pedestrian Districts and main streets.
D. Increase pedestrian safety and convenience by identifying and analyzing high pedestrian collision locations; making physical improvements, such as traffic calming, signal improvements, and crossing improvements in areas of high pedestrian use; and supporting changes to adopted statutes and codes that would enhance pedestrian safety.
E. Develop a citywide network of pedestrian trails that increases pedestrian access for recreation and transportation purposes and links to schools, parks, transit, and shopping as well as to the regional trail system and adjacent cities.
Make the bicycle an integral part of daily life in Portland, particularly for trips of less than five miles, by implementing a bikeway network, providing end-of-trip facilities, improving bicycle/transit integration, encouraging bicycle use, and making bicycling safer.
A. Complete a network of bikeways that serves bicyclists' needs, especially for travel to employment centers, commercial districts, transit stations, institutions, and recreational destinations.
B. Provide continuous bicycle facilities and eliminate gaps in the bike lane system.
C. Install bicycle signage along bikeways where needed to define the route and/or direct bicyclists to a destination or other bikeway.
D. Increase bicyclist safety and convenience by making improvements, removing physical hazards such as dangerous storm grates, and supporting changes to adopted statutes and codes that would enhance the safety of bicyclists.
E. Provide short-term and/or long-term bicycle parking in commercial districts, along main streets, in employment centers and multifamily developments, at schools and colleges, in industrial developments, at special events, in recreational areas, at transit facilities such as light rail stations and park-and-ride lots, and at intermodal passenger stations.
F. Encourage the provision of showers and changing facilities for commuting cyclists, including development of such facilities in commercial buildings and at ‘Bike Central’ locations.
G. Increase the number of bicycle-transit trips.
H. Promote bicycling as safe and convenient transportation to and from school.