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 draft Active Transportation Plan is now available for comment. Submit your comments and questions to Biking@GreshamOregon.gov before March 23. 

    Want a presentation of the plan to your neighborhood association or community group? Contact Jay Higgins, Associate Transportation Planner at 503-618-2215 or Jay.Higgins@GreshamOregon.gov.

    Project description

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

    The Active Transportation Plan has a new adoption schedule in 2018. It provides time for public comment on the draft plan and time for revisions before going to Planning Commission and City Council for adoption. Check back here for more Neighborhood Association meeting dates.

    • Neighborhood Coalition - Jan. 9
    • Planning Commission, draft intro - March 12
    • Transportation Subcommittee - April 5
    • Planning Commission - May 14
    • City Council, plan summary - June 12
    • City Council, resolution - July 17

    Check out what we've been doing this past fall. Here are the example project cutsheets that show the types of bike infrastructure that are needed to create the Bike Routes for Everyone. Wonder what we might build in your neighborhood? The example cutsheets provide some ideas for the top ten priority routes. 

    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.