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Regional Active Transportation Plan

Planning and conservation    Regional planning and policy    MPO for the Portland region    Active transportation    Active Transportation Plan

Learn about the effort to create a regional network of pedestrian and bicycle investments that can increase access to public transit, improve public health, increase energy independence and create walkable and bikeable neighborhoods.

Public comment period, March 21 to May 5

During the comment period, take a short survey to inform the Regional Active Transportation Plan as part of the 2014 Regional Transportation Plan and other plans and policies being decided, or you may choose to give public comment specific to the 2014 RTP. Share your views

The Regional Active Transportation Plan public review draft was released for comment on March 21.
Download the ATP public review draft (54.2M PDF)
Download the Regional Active Transportation Plan bike map book, public review draft (26.6M PDF)
Download Regional Active Transportation Plan pedestrian map book, public review draft (25.8M PDF)

The 2014 Regional Transportation Plan public review draft was released for comment on March 21. Find out more

Submit comments by web, to or to Metro Planning and Development, 600 NE Grand Ave., Portland OR 97232. The hearing impaired may call TDD 503-797-1804. The Metro Council is scheduled to hold a hearing during their regularly scheduled meeting on Thursday, July 17 to consider public comments received during the comment period and act on the legislation.

Attend the 2014 Oregon Active transportation summit

Join leaders from across Oregon for two days of discovery, networking, sharing best practices, and shaping the future of transportation. April 21 and 22, in Portland. Register by March 31 at for $10 off your registration.

A strategy for the region

The Regional Active Transportation Plan (ATP) will make it easier to walk and ride a bike and access transit to work, school, parks and other destinations.

The plan identifies a vision, policies and actions to complete a seamless green network of on- and off-street pathways and districts connecting the region and integrating walking, biking and public transit.The ATP includes new updated pedestrian and bicycle network vision maps, network concepts and functional classifications and policy recommendations.

The ATP updates and strengthens pedestrian and bicycle policies in the 2014 update of the Regional Transportation Plan (RTP). Updates to the the Regional Transportation Functional Plan (RTFP), the implementing plan of the RTP, will be considered in 2018.

Metro will be seeking public input and comments on the draft plan March 21-May 5.

Learn more about the RTP
View the RTFP

Preview of the public review draft ATP

Since October 2013, a regional work group of staff from jurisdictions and agencies, advocates and other stakeholders have been providing input to refine the draft ATP. Participants in the work group included members of the Stakeholder Advisory Committee that guided development of the draft ATP. A preview of the February, 2014 public review draft of the ATP is provided in the link below. A track changes version of the document shows changes made to the plan based on input from the regional work group and members of TPAC and MTAC. 

The public review draft of the ATP will be released March 21-May 5 for public comment.

Preview Public Review Draft ATP, February 2014
Track changes - Public Review Draft ATP, February 2014

A memo to the Joint Policy Advisory Committee on Transportation (JPACT) provides a summary of the refinements reflected in the preview copy of the Public Review Draft ATP>

Memo- summary of changes 

ATP Map Books

Click on the links below to for map books of the regional pedestrian and bicycle networks. The map books provide more detail.  

Regional Bicycle Network Map Book, February 2014
Regional Pedestrian Network Map Book, February 2014

ATP Supplemental Reports

Technical reports were developed as part of the ATP planning process and provide additional detail on findings in the draft ATP.

1 Existing Conditions, Findings and Opportunities Report, August 2012
2 Pedestrian Network Analysis Report, June 2013
3 Regional Bicycle Network Evaluation, April 2013
4 Benefits of Active Transportation & Considerations for Implementation, June 2013
5 Intertwine Trail Use Snapshot Report, June 2013
6 Active Transportation Survey Results, Opt-In Survey, October 2011
7 Stakeholder Communication Strategy for the ATP, February 2012
8 Regional Transportation Safety Plan, May 11, 2012
9 Metro State of Safety Report, April 2012

Existing conditions report for the ATP

Data on existing bicycle and pedestrian facilities and information on who is walking and riding bicycles in the region was collected to provide a snapshot of active transportation in the region today. Existing conditions provide the framework for developing alternatives and identifying the preferred regional active transportation network.

Regional bicycle and pedestrian network concepts

Three bicycle network concepts and improvements to the principal regional pedestrian network were evaluated to better understand the benefits and considerations of improvements to the regional active transportation network.

Stakeholder Advisory Committee

The Stakeholder Advisory Committee includes transportation and trails staff from small and large cities in the region and each of the counties, TriMet, ODOT, bicycle, pedestrian,transit, health and equity groups, youth and elder representatives.The committee will form work groups with additional stakeholders to focus on specific topics such as funding and integrating with freight.

View the committee members

Committee Meetings and Materials

July 10, 2013

June 6, 2013

May 9, 2013

April 4, 2013

Feb. 21, 2013

Jan. 10, 2013

Dec. 5-6, 2012 (work group meetings)

Nov. 15, 2012

Oct. 18, 2012

Sept. 6, 2012

July 19, 2012

March 15, 2012

Active Transportation Council

The Active Transportation Council was established by members of Metro’s Blue Ribbon Committee for Trails in 2009 to support development of the regional active transportation network, and is a Council of The Intertwine. The council will provide policy guidance and recommendations on the project and will develop business and health organization support. 

committee meetings and materials

Feb. 22, 2013

Oct. 4, 2012

March 29, 2012

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