Metro Non-SOV Mode Share Targets, Portland, Oregon
Metro's Regional Transportation Plan (RTP) is the blueprint for the Portland metropolitan region's transportation system for all forms of travel – motor vehicle, transit, bicycle, pedestrian, and freight. The 20-year plan, last updated in 2004, includes specific actions to reduce the number of drive-alone trips as part of the region's strategy to support the 2040 Growth Concept, which aims to reduce the region's reliance on the automobile by focusing growth in centers and along major transportation corridors. The RTP includes policies and projects to expand travel choices throughout the region, and encourage transit, walking, bicycling, and carpooling. The mode share targets are goals for cities and counties to work toward as they implement the 2040 Growth Concept and RTP. The RTP requires jurisdictions within the Metro region to adopt policies and actions that encourage a shift towards non-SOV modes and evaluate the effectiveness of these measures. Alta Planning + Design, along with Cogan Owens Cogan, assisted Metro in its goal to comply with RTP targets and reduce drive-alone trips in the region by:
- Summarizing existing Metro non-SOV mode share targets and requirements, current efforts of local jurisdictions to meet these requirements, and ways in which these efforts were being measured and evaluated;
- Conducting a comprehensive literature review of the effectiveness of strategies employed by various entities that are required or recommended by Metro to meet non-SOV mode share targets; and
- Recommending future RTP requirements, best practices for implementation, procedures to measure effectiveness, and processes to monitor compliance.
The full report is available for download on Metro's website, at click here