Active Transportation Plan

  • This project is about working with the community to make walking, bicycling and using mobility devices better in Gresham, so people can get to where they need and want to go.

    Next steps

    The next big thing for the Active Transportation Plan is creating a draft plan. The draft plan will pull together the main themes from the community input over the past year, combine the priority projects and their recommended enhancements, and describe a path forward for a Safe Routes to School program. The plan will describe how each of these items contributes to make walking and biking better in Gresham and recommend a strategy to achieve a more walkable and bikable city.

    Project description

    • Status and Updates
    • Project Background
    • Project Documents
    • Contact
    Status and Updates

    2017 Active Transportation Plan schedule

    March/April 2017

    • Goals and policies
    • Final walking network
    • Final biking network
    • Prioritized project list

    May/June 2017

    • Safe Routes to School action items
    • Performance measures

    July/August 2017

    • Funding strategy
    • Implementation plan
    • Preliminary engineering

    September/October 2017

    • Final plan document
    • Plan adoption
    Project Background

    The Active Transportation Plan project is about working with the community to make walking and bicycling better in Gresham. (And skateboarding, using mobility devices and other ways to get around.) This is important so people have options about how they get to destinations they care about, such as healthful food, transit, jobs, services and schools.

    Active transportation is any human-powered way to move through the city, such as walking or bicycling. Active transportation supports transit.

    The Active Transportation Plan will guide future improvements, such as adding sidewalks, safer crosswalks, bike lanes, trails and paths. These improvement can make safer, more comfortable places to ride a bicycle and walk.

    This is important because it provides people more choices about how to get around. It also makes a safer, more enjoyable trip for people who cannot drive or choose not to drive, including children, some older people and those who do not have access to cars.

    Improved pedestrian and bicycle routes will help people get to places that are important to them, such as jobs, schools, parks, places of worship and places that offer healthful food. Plus, walking and biking is fun!

      Project Documents

      Current documents

      In 2016 we asked people in Gresham where they need to get to and what challenges they face along the way. Based on that information, two maps were created:

      Project prioritization

      There are many potential projects, but no funding identified yet. Help us prioritize the projects that are most important to your neighborhood.

      Background documents

      General information about Gresham's transportation system

      Contact

      Jay Higgins
      Senior Planner
      503-618-2215
      Jay.Higgins@GreshamOregon.gov

      • Crosswalk in Gresham
      • Pedestrians in Gresham
      • Cyclists and runner on Springwater Trail in Gresham
      • Pedestrians in Gresham

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      • It makes a safer, more enjoyable trip for people who cannot drive, such as children, some elderly, those without access to cars, or who choose not to drive.

      • An improved active transportation system will help people get to places important to them, such as jobs, schools, parks, places of worship or that offer healthful food.

      • It provides people more choices about how to get around.

      • Even when bike lanes are provided, some people do not feel comfortable using bike lanes on streets with higher speeds and many automobiles.