Assessing Gaps and Deficiencies in the System
In Step 2, the team compared the inventory data to the minimum design standards established in the Oregon Highway Design Manual for pedestrian and bicycle facilities on ODOT-owned highways.
- In urbanized areas, a minimum 6-foot wide sidewalk and 6-foot wide bike lane should be provided.
- In rural areas, paved shoulders should be provided as a minimum facility, giving people a space to walk and bike.
Based on this inventory, ODOT identified areas that are:
- Gaps: No existing pedestrian or bicycle facilities (shown in red on inventory maps).
- Substandard: Existing pedestrian or bicycle facilities, but they are in poor condition or narrower than ODOT’s minimum standard (shown with a black dotted line overlay).
- Meets Standard: Existing pedestrian and bicycle facilities that meet ODOT standards and are in fair or good condition.
ODOT also reviewed local planning documents to identify locations on ODOT highways where pedestrian or bicycle improvements have been identified as a priority by the City or County in a local plan.
The project team created both online and printable maps of the inventory and the gaps/deficiencies evaluation.
Printable PDF maps: