The current design guideline handbooks were last updated in 2002. Since that time, many transportation policies have been updated and our understanding of transportation design has evolved through practice and research.
A regional work group comprising agency staff, technical experts, practitioners, community members, public health representatives and advocates is guiding the update of the design guidelines. Metro technical and advisory committees will also provide input. Ultimately, the project will recommend additional policy updates in the Regional Transportation Plan.
Transportation design for community outcomes
On April 22, 2019, Metro Council President Lynn Peterson and fellow policymakers gathered together for a conversation about designing regional transportation projects to achieve desired outcomes. Guest speaker Beth Osborne, director of Transportation for America, and transportation professionals from Kittelson and Associates provided a national perspective and case studies to support shared understanding of best practices in transportation design decision-making.
Watch the presentations of the featured speakers:
Lynn Peterson, Metro Council President
Beth Osborne, Transportation for America Director
Kittelson and Associates
Regional leaders: Mayor Mark Gamba, City of Milwaukie and Dr. Linda Simmons, TriMet Board member
Following the presentations, professional staff and community members gathered for a technical workshop, delving into performance-based design trends, guidelines and a decision-making framework.