The Oregon Department of Transportation’s Bicycle and Pedestrian Program is working to create a safer, more pedestrian and bicycle friendly network in and between communities across Oregon’s highways in alignment with direction set in the
Oregon Bicycle and Pedestrian Plan
. In conjunction with ODOT Regions 1, 2, 3, 4 & 5, the project will updated and create the Active Transportation Needs Inventory (ATNI) for a seamless network of Bicycle and Pedestrian needs for all ODOT highways.
The ATNI project will compile existing sidewalks, bicycle lanes, shared use paths, and shoulder data sets to provide an inventory of existing infrastructure, which is Key Initiative 1: Defining the Network of the Implementation Work Program in the Oregon Bicycle and Pedestrian Plan. Next, the project will assess needs and deficiencies with regards to rural and urban standards in the Highway Design Manual. Last, an evaluation of the gaps and deficiencies by the ATNI’s established evaluation method will prioritize needs on state highways for the ODOT network.
ODOT Regions 1, 4, and 5 have existing ATNI networks that identify bicycle and pedestrian gaps along ODOT highways. This project will update information in those regions, as well as create ATNI inventories for Regions 2 & 3 with the goal of creating a statewide inventory of needs on the bicycle and pedestrian network. The established ATNI Methodology from previous ODOT Region projects will be used for the Statewide ATNI Project.
The ATNI utilizes a set of evaluation criteria to prioritize bicycle and pedestrian needs on ODOT highways. Information on this data is listed in the ATNI Evaluation Criteria section below.
Statewide Existing Facilities Inventory Webmap
This webmap contains GIS data on existing bicycle lanes, sidewalks, and shoulder width on ODOT facilities.
Urban Areas are first identified by Urban Growth Boundaries and the Federal Urban Aid Boundary GIS files. Unincorporated Rural Communities were included to capture facilities that have land uses that support multimodal infrastructure but do not have currently have urban growth boundaries. Urban boundaries were defined accordingly to capture the 6 urban contexts from the Blueprint for Urban Design (insert link).
Existing data on bicycle and pedestrian facilities with Urban Areas set the stage to identify Gaps, Deficiencies, and Needs in the following task.
Statewide Gaps, Deficiencies, and Needs Analysis
Gap: Missing sidewalk, bike lane or shoulder in areas where ODOT standards require them.
Substandard: Substandard sidewalk, bike lane, or shoulder (defined as having a width less than the minimum standard or a condition of “poor”).
Meets standard: Sidewalk, bike lane, or shoulder meets ODOT standard for width and has a condition of fair or good.
The ATNI relies on a list of evaluation criteria to assist ODOT in evaluating roadside facility gaps and deficiencies. Evaluation is done by tenth mile segments to determine priority system gaps on ODOT facilities. The NCHRP ActiveTrans Prioritization Tool is used to prioritize these segments once the evaluation criteria is applied to the facilities.
- Essential Destinations
- Transportation System Plan Projects
- Bicycle Level of Traffic Stress
- Transit Stop Data
- Health Data
- Crash History
- Crash Risk Factors
- Access to Scenic Bikeways/Other Bikeways
- Transportation Disadvantaged Communities
- Existing Conditions
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