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Planning for Climate-Friendly & Equitable Communities

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The Department of Land Conservation and Development's Climate-Friendly and Equitable Communities rulemaking significantly updated Oregon’s administrative rules on housing and transportation planning within Oregon’s eight metropolitan areas.

The rules:

  • Expand requirements for scenario planning to meet the state's greenhouse gas reduction targets
  • Reduce some transportation planning requirements and include other new and expanded requirements for preparing local Transportation System Plans
  • Require cities and counties to reform parking regulations
  • Require cities to identify Climate Friendly Areas that allow for the development of compact, mixed-use neighborhoods served with high quality walking, bicycling and transit infrastructure and services

ODOT, in partnership with DLCD, will be supporting communities with implementation efforts. The ODOT Statewide Planning Unit, Transportation Planning & Analysis Unit (TPAU) and the Climate Office will each support CFEC implementation through specific and coordinated initiatives. Project information and updates for each of these initiatives is included below.

This webpage will be updated throughout the CFEC implementation process, providing informational updates, materials and notices of stakeholder engagement opportunities. If you have questions about CFEC implementation, contact Theresa Conley; or if you want to stay informed, subscribe to our GovDelivery updates.

Latest News

Program Update Webinar

ODOT and DLCD staff led a webinar on April 5, 2024, to update local government partners on the program’s budget status and ongoing implementation work. Webinar materials are below.

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CFEC Implementation Schedule

Download a PDF of the schedule.

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View draft updates now on the TSP Guidelines webpage!”

The TSP Guidelines are a web-based resource to assist local jurisdictions in long-range transportation system planning. The guidelines outline the 'what', 'when', 'why' and 'how' of updating a TSP based on Oregon's Transportation Planning Rule and provide best practices, examples and additional resources. The TSP Guidelines are being updated to outline new CFEC requirements for jurisdictions within metropolitan areas. This project is managed by a collaborative team including staff from the ODOT Transportation Planning Unit and Climate Office and will engage stakeholders who use these tools most. The TSP Guidelines update will be informed by an Advisory Committee including representatives from cities, counties, consultants, advocacy, land use and public health. 

Schedule and Key Milestones


​The project kicked off in late February 2023 and a majority of project work will occur in 2023 with the goal of having critical updates ready in early 2024.

Key project deliverables include:

  • Partner engagement began in April 2023 with the formation of an advisory committee. Focus group meetings and webpage updates will occur throughout the project.
  • A TSP Guidelines update strategy based on an 'audit' of the updated rules in Division 660-012 (Transportation Planning) and Division 660-044 (Metropolitan GHG Targets)
  • Updates to the TSP Guidelines will be proposed in three strategic deliverables
  • Updated TSP Guidelines website and accompanying print-ready PDF document

​Advisory Committee


Deliverables


TSP Guidelines Audit and Update Strategy​

Contact

If you are interested to learn more or provide comments please contact project manager Theresa Conley at Theresa.L.Conley@odot.oregon.gov.

​The Development Review Guidelines are a reference handbook primarily used by ODOT staff as they respond to local land use and development proposals that affect state transportation facilities. The guidelines are being updated to outline new CFEC requirements for jurisdictions within metropolitan areas. This project is managed by a collaborative team including staff from the ODOT Transportation Planning Unit and Climate Office and will engage stakeholders who use these tools most. The Advisory Committee for the Development Review Guidelines is comprised of a range of internal ODOT stakeholders, reflecting the internal nature of the document.

Schedule and Key Milestones

The project kicked off in late February 2023 and a majority of project work will occur in 2023 with the goal of having critical updates ready in early 2024. Key project deliverables include:

  • Partner engagement began in April 2023 with the formation of an advisory committee. Focus group meetings and webpage updates will occur throughout the project.
  • An updated strategy for the guidance document based on an 'audit' of the updated rules in Division 660-012 (Transportation Planning) and Division 660-044 (Metropolitan GHG Targets)
  • Updates to the Development Review Guidelines will be proposed in three strategic deliverables
  • Updated Development Review Guidelines

​Advisory Committee

Development Review Guidelines Advisory Committee Schedule​ 
Dev-Rev Guidelines Technical Advisory Committee Meeting 1 Agenda

Dev-Rev Guidelines Technical Advisory Committee Meeting 2 Agenda
Dev-Rev Guidelines Technical Advisory Committee Meeting 3 Agenda​

Deliverables

Development Review Guidelines Audit and Update Strategy
ODOT Development Review Guidelines Fact Sheet​
Development Review Guidelines - Guidance for CFAs​

Contact

​If you are interested to learn more or provide comments please contact project manager Theresa Conley at Theresa.L.Conley@odot.oregon.gov.​


​The purpose of the Transportation Planning Rule Modeling and Analysis Guides Update is to provide modeling and transportation analysis procedure guidance for ODOT and local jurisdiction development of transportation system plans based on the updated rules. ODOT's partner agency, the Department of Land Conservation and Development and DLCD's Commission have adopted new rules for transportation planning, housing planning, and metropolitan climate change targets for metropolitan areas and larger cities within MPO areas. These new rules make significant changes to the parameters for transportation and land use planning, particularly in metropolitan areas, and therefore ODOT's transportation planning, analysis, and modeling guidance requires updates to reflect the new rules.

Schedule and Key Milestones

 Throughout 2023 and 2024, this project will conduct and document several tasks through a series of technical memoranda:

  • Review the new and revised OARs in Division 660-012 (Transportation Planning) and Division 660-044 (Metropolitan GHG Targets).
  • Review existing modeling and analysis procedures documents and identify the areas to be updated to meet the needs of the new rules.
  • Review existing MPO travel demand models and capabilities to meet the requirements of the new rules.
  • Develop Climate Friendly Area (CFA) modeling guidance (moving Comprehensive Plan changes into model inputs).
  • Conduct CFA modeling case studies.
  • Develop new performance targets (long range planning) and performance standards (project specific) application guidance.

 
The first key milestone will be to establish draft modeling and analysis guidance for CFA and performance targets/standards by the end of 2023. This will include technical memoranda that guide the modeling and analytical procedures but will not yet include Analysis Procedures Manual (APM) or other document updates at this time.

The second key milestone will be to complete updates to the APM and related guidance documents by May 2024.

This project is managed by a collaborative team including ODOT's Transportation Planning and Analysis Unit and Climate Office staff and will engage stakeholders who use these tools most. This includes a Working Group from the Oregon Modeling Statewide Collaborative, the Analysis Procedures Manual User's Group and a Technical Advisory Committee including representatives from cities, counties, consultants and ODOT.

Meeting Summaries

Technical Advisory Committee Meeting 1 Summary
Technical Advisory Committee Meeting 2 Summary​

Analysis Procedures Manual Users Group Meeting 1 Summary
Analysis Procedures Manual Users Group Meeting 2 Summary ​

OMSC Working Group Meeting 1 Summary
OMSC Working Group Meeting 2 Summary​
OMSC Working Group Meeting 3 Summary​

Deliverables

Technical Memo 1 - Oregon Administrative Rules Review

Technical Memo 2 - Modeling and Analysis Procedures Document Review and Summary

Technical Memo 3 - Summary and Context of Other Planning Efforts​

Technical Memo 4 - Model and Document Review​

Technical Memo 5 - CFEC Guidance Framework

Technical Memo 8 - Prior Performance Measures Project Review

Technical Memo 9 - Performance Standards Framework​

More Information

​If you are interested to learn more or provide comments please contact project manager Zachary Horowitz at Zachary.HOROWITZ@odot.oregon.gov


​The ODOT Climate Office​ is laying the groundwork for greenhouse gas reduction target-setting in metropolitan areas. The purpose is to set Oregon’s metropolitan areas on a path to achieving their regional greenhouse gas targets, as well as establish performance measures for reporting progress on that path.

Greenhouse Gas Performance Targets


As part of the Climate-Friendly and Equitable Communities program, local governments in Oregon’s metropolitan areas that do not have an approved land use and transportation scenario plan are required to track progress on actions taken to meet the state’s greenhouse gas reduction targets. 

ODOT will assist impacted jurisdictions in the metropolitan areas of Albany, Bend, Corvallis, Grants Pass, and Rogue Valley to develop a methodology, baseline information, and reporting for the required CFEC performance measures and targets. This includes coordinating the with cities and counties in setting targets, developing the CFEC performance measures, and documentation for reporting requirements.


Scenario Planning


ODOT is supporting communities in Salem, Keizer and Marion County to develop a preferred regional scenario that meets the established greenhouse gas reduction target and a scenario planning report that details the policy actions and programs that the jurisdictions expect to undertake to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Additionally, these jurisdiction will develop performance measures and future year performance targets to track progress towards the preferred scenario and the greenhouse gas emissions reduction target. ODOT is also supporting communities in the Eugene-Springfield region to develop performance measures and future year performance targets to track progress towards the region’s preferred scenario and the greenhouse gas emissions reduction target. Metro has already completed the Scenario Planning requirement with adoption of the Climate Smart Strategy in 2014 and will be reporting on implementation on behalf of the Portland area to meet the CFEC reporting the requirements.​ 

More information, contact information and resources related to scenario planning is available on the  ODOT Climate Office Strategic Assessment and Scenario Planning webpage.


​This project will produce an inventory of multimodal infrastructure to support jurisdictions comply with inventory and reporting requirements outlined in the updated TPR. This project will build off existing datasets and use innovative computer-based methods to compile, generate and integrate infrastructure inventory data for pedestrian, bicycle, transit and vehicular travel within the urban growth boundaries of cities within MPO areas. The goal is to provide jurisdictions with a locally-owned initial dataset and collaboratively work to define what longer-term data management solutions could look like.

The Multimodal Inventory Project kicked off in January 2024. First steps in getting the project off the ground include refining a project schedule and engagement plan. Engagement of data owners and users will be key to the success of this project as the project team will be looking to access existing datasets as a starting point, coordinate with local agencies on how to build out the consistent TPR-compliant dataset, and ultimately put this initial dataset on a sustainable and usable path for the longer-term. Outreach to local agencies is anticipated in early 2024 and the first datasets are anticipated in late 2024. This project may run through 2026.

More Information

Frequently Asked Questions​
Project Overview Slidedeck

Project Outreach

​Agenda - 7-23-24 Virtual Briefing on ODOT Multimodal Inventory Project

Contact

Theresa Conley, Project Manager

Sarah Peters, Deputy Project Manager





​ODOT is developing a new Transportation System Plan (TSP) Funding Program to support local compliance with the updated Transportation Planning Rule.  Recognizing that available funding is limited, jurisdictions with a statutory requirement to update TSPs before 2030 will be prioritized for funding. These jurisdictions include those with populations over 10,000 outside of the Portland Metro area. In collaboration with impacted agencies, ODOT staff will program eligible jurisdictions for funding, largely between 2024 and 2029. Separately, ODOT and DLCD staff are reaching out to cities that do not have a deadline in rule to update their TSP before 2030. Staff are scheduling conversations to answer questions, support exemption requests, discuss community planning needs and talk through alternative funding sources. As part of this, ODOT will conduct TSP assessments to identify needed updates. ​

2023 TSP Funding Program Webinar Slides​

Contact:


Sarah Peters,​ Senior Planner 
Theresa Conley, Principal Planner








Contact

EmailTheresa Conley
Principal Planner
EmailZachary Horowitz, PE
Transportation Analysis Engineer
EmailBrian Hurley
Mitigation Program Manager- ODOT Climate Office