The Transportation System Plan Update will revise local transportation planning goals, objectives and projects to reflect new growth and emissions control strategies identified in the 2035 Regional Transportation Plan (RTP). State law requires that local agencies bring their TSPs into compliance with the RTP.
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A Transportation System Plan is a document that outlines projects, policies and strategies to improve the transportation system over the next 20 to 25 years. Projects, policies and strategies can include:
West Linn is required by law to create and update transportation system plans that are consistent with the Metro Transportation Plan and the State’s
The most recent West Linn TSP was completed and adopted in 2008. The purpose of this project is to update that document with current analysis and ideas to solve existing and potential future transportation issues. A complete, up-to-date, and adopted TSP makes it easier for communities to compete and obtain funds and reserve right-of-way to implement the transportation projects needed to improve their system.
Despite relatively low growth, much has changed since the last TSP Update in 2008. There have been significant changes in the regional transportation system and significant changes in the assumptions about future regional growth. Based on these changes, the following special interest topics, policy themes, and policy issues are being considered in the update of the TSP. You can learn more about each of these considerations in the project Technical Memos 1: TSP Policy Framework (pdf, 2.9MB), and 2: Transportation Changes Since 2008 (pdf, 1.0MB).
Transportation Changes since 2008
Special Interest Topics
West Linn policy themes
TSP Policy Issues
The TSP goals are based upon the city’s 2008 Imagine West Linn process, the Comprehensive Plan, and regional transportation goals. The evaluation criteria will be used to ensure that proposed set of projects will be effective in achieving the city’s goals. Read more about the project goals and evaluation criteria in Technical Memo 3: Performance Outcomes and Key Measures Workshop (pdf, 290KB).
These are identified in the Pedestrian Facilities display. The Pedestrian Needs display identifies needs for crossings and where there is a lack of necessary sidewalks. The Trails display shows the City’s existing Trails Master Plan trails and on-street connections. The Safe Routes to School display identifies the routes and needs along the routes elementary schools have designated as safe routes for walking to school. Safe Routes to School an on-street connections to trails will have special consideration in prioritizing pedestrian improvements.
The Bicycle Facilities display identifies the on-street bike facilities. The Bicycle Needs display identifies areas where there is a lack of needed bike facilities. The Level of Traffic Stress display helps identify routes that are low stress (good for children) to medium stress (good for most adults), and high stress routes (which are not desirable routes for most adults). Connecting low-stress routes, trails, and Safe Routes to School will have special consideration in prioritizing bicycle improvements.
Thank you for participating! We will be using your feedback to develop and prioritize solutions to the transportation needs you’ve just reviewed and provided feedback on. Come learn about the proposed solutions at Community Workshop #2 on April 8th, 2015.
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