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Improve Access to Active and Public Transportation

Waiting for the bus

This is one of ten outcomes to make measurable progress toward achieving our strategic priorities

What Does this Outcome Mean?

Transportation isn’t limited to just cars; Oregonians walk, bike, ride and scooter to their destinations. Giving people options from A to B, and ensuring those options are easy to access, is key to a modern, multimodal transportation system.

Improving access to active and public transportation has another added benefit: reducing greenhouse gas emissions from transportation, which is an important tool in our fight against climate change.

Our Actions: How We’ll Get There

  • 2021: Develop baseline understanding of funding currently dedicated to walking, biking and transit.
  • 2021: Develop and implement a funding prioritization process to existing pedestrian, bike and transit investments to improve access for marginalized communities. 
  • 2023: Define a priority multimodal network to enable more strategic and equitable selection of future projects and programs.
  • 2023: Integrate priority multimodal network needs into existing investment program prioritization.

How Will We Measure Our Success?

By the end of 2023, increase the percentage of agency funding dedicated to projects and programs that improve equitable access to walking, biking and transit.

Our Progress So Far

We've had a 20.2% funding boost for public and active transportation. Highlights include:

  • $50 million for Great Streets program
  • $45 million to expand the Safe Routes to School Program
  • $45 million for the Ped-Bike Strategic Program
  • $20 million for the Innovative Mobility Program
  • $15 million for replacing older transit vehicles in rural communities

Check out this video on a multiuse path in central Oregon.