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Oregon Coast Bike Route Plan

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Region 2: Willamette Valley and Northwest Oregon, Region 3: Southwestern Oregon (Astoria, Bandon, Brookings, Cannon Beach, Coos Bay, Depoe Bay, Florence, Gold Beach, Lincoln City, North Bend, Port Orford, Reedsport, Waldport, Yachats, Various Cities, Clatsop, Coos, Curry, Douglas, Lane, Lincoln, Tillamook)

​​​Planning project to examine opportunities to increase safety, accessibility and enjoyment for both local community members and travelers along the Oregon Coast.

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​In 2018 we kicked off a planning effort for the Oregon Coast Bike Route (OCBR). With the changes in bicycle infrastructure standards, and the growth of bike tourism destinations and travel options both nationally and along U.S. 101, this was a much needed effort.

Designated in the 1980s, the OCBR is a popular bike route running the length of the Oregon coast (U.S. 101) for approximately 370 miles. It is estimated that between 6,000 and 10,000 people ride the OCBR annually.

This planning process has identified needs to support bicycle travel, connectivity, and safety. The OCBR is being evaluated with a focus on the most critical needs ; defining the route and where it leaves U.S. 101; defining projects and supportive program investments; and determining how we and the local governments may make investments in the route.

Suggested solutions could be supportive programs, capital investments or operational solutions and may include both short and long-term investment ideas. For example, a short-term idea might make the route safer or more comfortable with a smaller fix such as improving signs, adding flashing lights, or doing targeted education for drivers and bicyclists along the route. A long-term solution might involve more funding and bigger concepts such as separated bicycle and pedestrian bridges and shoulder widening.  

We are working with other state agencies and organizations such as the Oregon Parks and Recreation Department (OPRD) and Travel Oregon. That includes working with the OPRD and its Oregon Coast Trail effort, and where the two efforts may overlap or complement each other.​

Check out our archived online open house.Online Open House


Project started in 2018. Plan was finalized and adopted on May 20, 2022.


U.S. 101 | The route between Astoria and the California border

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​​To be Determined

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Region 2, Active Transportation Liaison
Jenna Berman

Region 3 Active Transportation Liaison
Jenna Marmon

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Last Updated

5/24/2022 6:45 PM

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Related documents to this project
OCBR Fall Fact Sheet_FINAL_DEC2018.pdfOCBR Fact Sheet, Fall 2018
ODOT_Bicycle_Coast_Route_Map_06-5-17_web.pdfOregon Coast Bike Route Map
PAB33870-4.2 OCBR_B+P_Final.pdfOCBR Economic Impact Fact Sheet
OCBR_2020_Fact_Sheet.pdfUpdate and Information on the 2020 Open House for the Oregon Coast Bike Route.
1_A_PublicEngagementSummary.pdfAppendix A - Public Engagement Summary
4_D_Concept Designs_low res.pdfAppendix D - Concepts Designs
3_C_Critical Needs Spreadsheet.pdfAppendix C - Critical Needs Assessment
5_E_Short Bridge Needs.pdfAppendix E - Short Bridge Needs
6_F_Decision Making Framework.pdfAppendix F - Decision Making Framework
7_G_Programmatic Needs Memo.pdfAppendix G - Program Needs
2_B_Evaluation Criteria Memo.pdfAppendix B - Evaluation Criteria
OCBR_FinalPlan_1-22_lowres_spread.pdfOregon Coast Bike Route Plan