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Pedestrian and Bicycle Program

About the Program

The Oregon Pedestrian and Bicycle Program provides resources to help the Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) achieve its mission to “provide a safe and reliable multimodal transportation system that connects people and helps Oregon's communities and economy thrive.” The goals of the Pedestrian and Bicycle Program are to reduce crashes involving people walking and biking, eliminate crashes that result in injuries and deaths, and promote walking and biking to improve health and safety. We work towards these goals by supporting implementation of the Oregon Bicycle and Pedestrian Plan, developing walking and bicycling safety and education materials, funding projects that improve conditions for walking and biking, providing planning and design guidance for pedestrian and bicycle projects, and staffing the Oregon Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Committee.

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Do you walk and bike in Oregon? Access our safety publications, bicycle maps, project design and funding resources, and trip planning tools below.

​ODOT’s Transportation Safety Division provides print and digital materials to educate Oregonians and visitors on how to walk, bicycle, and share the road safely.

ODOT Safety Education Brochures & Handouts

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Publication Store​​​ - Order bulk printed copies of walking and bicycling safety materials. Fax or scan and email completed forms to the storeroom​.
ODOT Educational Campaigns & Programs
  • Safety Campaigns for Kids – Visit ODOT’s Safe Routes to School program website for educational videos and media toolkit.
  • Oregon Friendly Driver - FREE 60-90 minute interactive class to educate all drivers on the best and safest ways to use the road with people walking or riding bikes.

​Every Intersection is a Crosswalk: ORS 801.220 states that a crosswalk exists at any public road intersection, whether marked or unmarked. The Oregon Crossing Campaign aims to increase awareness of Oregon traffic laws, promote safe and responsible travel behavior, and ultimately reduce the number of people injured or killed.

Educational Videos

Oregon and National Safety Resources

Want to leave your car at home for your next commute? Planning a weekend trip or a bicycle tour across Oregon? Here are a few resources for planning your next car-free getaway in Oregon. Don’t forget to review our Driver’s Guide to Sharing the Road and Oregon Bicyclist Manual for safety tips before you go!

Get There Oregon is ODOT's easy-to-use carpool matching tool and trip planner that will get you where you need to go. The online tool will give you carpool, vanpool, walk, bike and transit options to your destination.

TripCheck provides weather information, road conditions, construction alerts, acident alerts and other information about traveling on Oregon's State Highways.

State Bicycle Maps: Download ODOT bicycle maps below. To request paper copies of State Bicycle Maps and other publications, please send a request to or contact the Map Order Hotline (503)986-3556. To request bulk quantities of bicycle maps and other publications, visit our Publications Store     

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Oregon Scenic Bikeways are the best bike rides in Oregon and showcase beautiful scenery, state history and local communities. Ride one of 17 routes that run past state parks on paved paths and roads, cross mountain passes and high deserts.

​Travel Oregon offers resources on road, mountain, gravel, and fat tire biking in Oregon. They also provide information on recreational cycling trips and 12 car-free trip ideas​ that connect some of the best destinations across the state. You can access more trip planning information for Oregon Scenic Bikeways as well as upcoming events.

ODOT Public Transit Division - Car-Free Trip Planning Resources.​

"Bike Bill" and Use of Highway Funds: The Oregon Legislature passed ORS 366.514, aka the Bike Bill, in 1971.The bill requires facilities for people walking and biking wherever a road, street or highway is built or rebuilt. It applies to ODOT, cities and counties and requires spending reasonable amounts of their share of the state highway fund on facilities for pedestrians and bicyclists. These facilities must be located within the right-of-way of public roads, streets or highways open to motor vehicle traffic. The funds cannot be spent on trails in parks or other areas outside of a road, street or highway right-of-way. ODOT created additional guidance on ORS 366.514 Interpretation.

E-Bike & Scooter Pocket Guide: Read the summary of Oregon laws and regulations related to electric assist bicycles, e-scooters, mopeds, segways, and more. Includes answers to frequently asked questions like: “Is a helmet required?” and “Is it legal to ride on bike paths?”

Oregon Pedestrian, Bicyclist and Driver Selected Statutes Booklet

Summary of Oregon Revised Statutes Related to Walking & Bicycling: Read the summary of the Oregon Revised Statutes, or ORS, and Oregon Administrative Rules that relate to people walking and biking. You can navigate the ORS Summary by using the list of more commonly used terms with links to the appropriate ORS.

Oregon Stop as Yield Law (AKA “Idaho Stop”): Senate Bill 998, passed in June 2019, will allow people riding bicycles in Oregon to treat stop signs and flashing red signals as yield signs beginning January 1, 2020. ODOT is currently developing educational materials for this legal change.

Safe Passage Law: ODOT would like to remind drivers to give bicyclists extra room when passing, per ORS 811.065​. At speeds greater than 35 mph, you may only pass a bicycle traveling in your lane if you have enough distance to prevent contact with the bicyclist if they were to fall. The same rules for passing other vehicles apply to bicycles. You may cross the center line if it is safe and legal to do so. Return to your lane as soon as it is safe to do so. If you cannot pass safely, you must slow down and remain behind the bicycle until it is safe to pass.

ODOT provides support to local governments, non-governmental organizations, and the general public in planning, designing, and constructing pedestrian and bicycle facilities.

​ODOT Modal and Topic Plans:

ODOT produces planning documents that provide policy framework and guidance for making it safer and easier to walk and bike in Oregon.

ODOT Design Guides & Manuals:

National Design Resources:

​Looking for data to inform and support your pedestrian and bicycle projects? Here are a few resources and reports that ODOT provides.

  • TransGIS: This web-mapping tool includes information on ODOT assets (including sidewalks, bike facilities, and ADA curb ramps), Statewide Transportation Improvement (STIP) projects, and environmental data.
  • ODOT Active Transportation Needs Inventory (ATNI): ODOT has completed an inventory of bicycle and pedestrian facility needs in Region 1, Region 4 and Region 5​. ODOT is currently developing an updated statewide ATNI, estimated to be completed in 2020.
  • Oregon Transportation Safety Data Explorer: This GIS-based mapping platform includes crash data from 2013-2017, Active Transportation Needs Inventory data, and ongoing STIP, Connect Oregon, and ARTS projects. 
  • ODOT Bicycle and Pedestrian Key Performance Measure 
  • ODOT Crash Statistics and Reports​

​ODOT manages multiple Local Government Funding Programs that invest in transportation projects on state and local roadways. The list below summarizes the primary sources of funding for pedestrian and bicycle transportation improvements in Oregon. 

Safe Routes to School: ODOT funding for efforts that improve infrastructure, education, or encouragement to help children safely walk or bike to school. Infrastructure, non-infrastructure, and planning grants are available through competitive application processes.

Sidewalk Improvement Program (SWIP) and Quick Fix: To help ODOT meet ORS 366.514 requirements, State Highway Fund dollars are allocated to each ODOT region for bicycle and pedestrian improvements on or along state highways. Project funding requests are submitted by the ODOT Region Active Transportation Liaison on a rolling basis. Projects may be delivered by a local agency via an Intergovernmental Agreement. The ODOT State Pedestrian & Bicycle Funding Programs Manual provides information on funding levels, eligibility criteria, application, and management process for these funds.

Active Transportation Leverage: The State Transportation Improvement Program (STIP) establishes Leverage funds to expand the scope of STIP “Fix It” projects to include enhanced pedestrian and bicycle facilities. Leverage funds must be used for improvements on or along state highways. Projects are identified by ODOT regions during development of the STIP. Additional program guidance is being developed and will be included in the ODOT State Pedestrian & Bicycle Funding Programs Manual

Oregon Community Paths (OCP): OCP combines funds from the Multimodal Active Transportation Fund (formerly Connect Oregon Bike/Ped), Oregon Bicycle Excise Tax, and federal Transportation Alternatives Program to fund primarily off-street pedestrian and bicycle facilities. The first application cycle for this competitive grant program will be in late 2020.

All Roads Transportation Safety (ARTS): The ARTS, Program is designed to address safety needs on all public roads in Oregon. Local agencies and ODOT regions submit applications for bicycle and pedestrian projects to support this systemic approach.

Transportation Options: Application based innovation grants and sponsorships that support the implementation of the Oregon Transportation Options Plan.

Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality (CMAQ): CMAQ is a federally-funded program for surface transportation improvements designed to improve air quality and mitigate congestion. 

Small City Allotment (SCA): Through an agreement between the League of Oregon Cities and ODOT, ODOT sets aside $5,000,000 each year (half from city gas tax revenue and half from the State Highway Fund) for cities under 5,000 residents.

Transportation Growth Management (TGM): TGM planning grants are available through a competitive application process and can be used for local active transportation planning.

State Transit Improvement Fund (STIF) and Public Transportation Funds: Pedestrian and bicycle improvements that provide connections to transit facilities are eligible for most public transportation funding sources.

Other Funding Sources​: (not managed by ODOT): A summary of other potential funding sources for pedestrian and bicycle improvements compiled by ODOT and DLCD.​







Contact

Map Order Desk503-986-3556

503-986-3556

Statewide Program Staff

Pedestrian and Bicycle Program Manager
Jessica Horning503-986-3555
503-986-3555

Pedestrian and Bicycle Safety Manager

Heidi Manlove503-986-4196

503-986-4196

Regional Active Transportation Liaisons
Region 1 (Portland Metro) 

Basil Christopher503-731-3261 503-731-3261

Maria Sipin503-731-8534

Region 2 (NW Oregon)

Jenna Berman971-719-6024503-986-2650

Region 3 (SW Oregon)

Jenna Marmon541-774-5925 541-774-5925

Region 4 (Central Oregon)

Chris Cheng541-388-6429 541-388-6429

Region 5 (Eastern Oregon)

Teresa Penninger541-963-1344

541-963-1362

Regional Transportation Safety Coordinators
Region 1 (Portland Metro) 

Tiana Tozer503-731-3150

Region 2 (NW Oregon)

Nicole Charlson503-986-2763

Region 3 (SW Oregon)

Rosalee Senger541-957-3657

Region 4 (Central Oregon)

Vanessa Robinson541-508-9690

Region 5 (Eastern Oregon)

Billie-Jo Deal541-963-1387

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