For more information: Sheila Lyons, Bicycle/Pedestrian Program Manager, (503) 986-3555 or Shelley M. Snow, Public Affairs, (503) 881-5362
SALEM – The Oregon Transportation Commission this week approved the recommended list of eleven bicycle/pedestrian and transportation alternatives (formerly transportation enhancement) projects for $8.6 million. ODOT originally received 155 applications for the Transportation Enhancement-Oregon Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Committee 2012 Combined Solicitation. After review by the joint advisory committees, 62 applications moved into “stage 2” evaluations. Field review and public comment helped winnow the applications to 50, requesting a total of $48 million, for final ranking by the committees. With the OTC’s approval, these projects become part of the 2012 – 2015 Statewide Transportation Improvement Program (STIP) and can be scheduled for construction.
The approved list includes five alternate projects should funds become available through either the Transportation Alternatives or Bicycle/Pedestrian programs. This was the first joint effort by the two programs. The Transportation Alternatives Program took effect in October 2012 as part of the federal transportation bill, Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century (MAP-21), replacing the Transportation Enhancement program.
In a related action, the OTC also approved amending the 2012 – 2015 STIP to add $335,530 from the Transportation Enhancement Discretionary Account for a shared-use path in Albany to provide access to the multimodal transit station.
Transportation Alternatives and Oregon Pedestrian & Bicycle Program Funding Awards
- Historic Columbia River Highway State Trail: Warren Crk - Lindsay Crk: $1,002,000
- OC&E Woods Line State Trail: Crossing Safety Improvements: $313,000
- US 101: 7th Street - Ocean View Drive Sidewalk & Bike Lanes (Yachats): $1,040,000
- Hagg Lake - McMinnville Rail-to-Trail Corridor Acquisition: $1,400,000
- Empire Blvd: Fulton Ave - Wisconsin Ave Sidewalk & Bike Lanes (Coos Bay): $1,387,200
- 9th Street & Walnut Blvd. Pedestrian Crossings (Corvallis): $293,000
- Ivy Street Sidewalk Connection @ UP Railroad Crossing (Gervais): $304,000
- Bear Creek Greenway: Highway 62 Connection (Medford): $449,500
- OR 99 @ Oak St: South Couplet Sidewalk & Pedestrian Crossing (Phoenix): $294,000
- N. Williams Ave: Broadway - Killingsworth Bike & Ped Safety (Portland): $1,471,000
- Brown Rd NE: Carolina Ave - San Francisco Ave Sidewalk/Bike Lanes (Salem): $610,000
Reserve List, in order of priority