Oregon Bicycle and Pedestrian Plan Workshop Coming to Town

Via Oregon Department of Transportation:

How can we turn challenges into opportunities to help inform policy development?

odotThe Oregon Department of Transportation is hosting a series of Listening Meeting Workshops to hear from you on key policy issues that relate to walking and biking in Oregon. At the workshops, we will ask specific questions related to critical destinations, connectivity, and safety that will help inform policy development for the Oregon Bicycle and Pedestrian Plan (OBPP). The workshop will include an introductory presentation of the OBPP, highlight opportunities and challenges learned to date, and then break into table discussions. Please plan to attend the full workshop.

Space is limited! To register for one of the following workshops, register below or go to the ODOT Get Involved webpage

Oregon Bicycle & Pedestrian Plan Listening Meeting Workshop
September 17, 9:00a-11:30am
Eugene Library (100 W 10th Ave)
Register Now!

Can’t attend the workshop in person? Stay tuned for our virtual open house that will be available in September for you to provide feedback.

Project Background – What is the Oregon Bicycle and Pedestrian Plan?
The Oregon Bicycle and Pedestrian Plan is a modal plan developed by the Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) adopted by the Oregon Transportation Commission. Statewide transportation modal plans (e.g. Highway, Rail and Public Transportation) and topic plans (e.g. Freight, Transportation Options) further define and implement the goals, policies and strategies of the Oregon Transportation Plan and help to guide the development, investment and management of Oregon’s transportation system. The most recent version of the Bicycle and Pedestrian Plan was adopted in 1995. Since that time, the design portion has been extracted and updated. An update of the policy elements is currently underway, and will include the development of a vision for biking and walking in Oregon, a policy structure for decision-making and other information to support biking and walking in the context of the transportation system. It is anticipated that the Plan will be developed over about two years. To assist in Plan development, ODOT has formed a Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) and Policy Advisory Committee (PAC) each comprised of key stakeholders throughout the State. Please visit the website for more information.

For more information contact:
Stephanie Millar, ODOT Senior Planner
Stephanie.L.MILLAR@odot.state.or.us
503-986-4224

Meeting spaces are ADA accessible. Special accommodations will be provided upon request – please call (503) 986-4224 one week prior to the associated workshop.

Author: Shane MacRhodes

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