Portland, Oregon: Smart Transportation Planning By: Eric Boucher Bryan Daupinais Andrew Hurczyn Matthew Pepin

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<ul><li>Slide 1</li></ul> <p>Portland, Oregon: Smart Transportation Planning By: Eric Boucher Bryan Daupinais Andrew Hurczyn Matthew Pepin Slide 2 Elements of Effective Transportation Planning 2040 Growth Concept and The Metro Slide 3 Broadly defined goals a sense of community the preservation of natural areas, forests and farmlands quiet neighborhoods with easy access to shopping, schools, jobs and recreational opportunities the feel of the region, with open spaces, scenic beauty and small town atmosphere Slide 4 Planned for desired outcomes It was time to make a choice... to allow the current patterns to continue... or protect some of the community characteristics we valued. 121,000 UGB acres added from 1985-1990 Additional 120,000 by year 2040 if patterns continue 2040 plan adds only 19,000 acres to the UGB by 2040 Slide 5 Maximizing Access sustain economic health by providing access to jobs and industry reduce the need to drive or travel long distances by making jobs and shopping more convenient to where people live maintain access to the natural areas around the region. Slide 6 Priority treatment to cheaper, cleaner, and more efficient modes Bike lockers and racks at transit stations. Bicycle friendly service on all TriMet systems 150 miles of bicycle lanes and boulevards in Portland and 751 miles of bike paths in the metro area Slide 7 Choice through diversity of modes a balanced transportation system providing a range of choices, including transit, walking, biking and cars. expand transportation choices by providing safe and convenient alternatives to driving target transportation investments to rejuvenate main streets and traditional downtowns Slide 8 Why is Government Involvement Important? They represent the people Money Ability to regulate automobile use. Decide where to implement different modes. Slide 9 Metro: What is it Land use and transportation planning Solid waste management Manages parks and other centers of the arts. Maintains UGB Sustainability Slide 10 Portland Development Commission What is it? Urban Renewal Agency Combine retail and residential uses near light rail. Mixed use housing for people of different incomes. Street side improvements Transportation improvements Construction of parks and similar services. Slide 11 Portland Development Commission Created Courthouse Square Slide 12 Tom McCall In the 1973, Governor McCall implements the Urban Growth Boundary for every metropolitan area. This UGB separates urban areas with higher density from lower density Slide 13 UGB AVOIDS SPRAWL!!! Slide 14 Slide 15 Urban Greenspace Institute Programs to integrate natural and built environments. Protects/builds parks, trails, and green spaces Slide 16 Urban Greenspace Institute Slide 17 Hartford Programs Travel Services Park and Ride locations Connecticut Highway Assistant Motor Patrol (CHAMP) Slide 18 Hartford Programs Community Services Adopt a Highway Scenic Roads Bridge Maintenance Slide 19 Public Transportation Portland MAX Light Rail TriMet Bus System Streetcar Aerial Tram Hartford Free Star Shuttle Amtrak and bus service to leave and enter city Slide 20 Hartford Transportation Free Star Shuttle Free bus service around city Amtrak Fast train service to New York and Boston Bus Service Greyhound, Peter Pan, Bonanza, etc. Slide 21 MAX Light Rail Metropolis Area Express 3 current lines with 1 in construction Runs on reserved lanes Offers quick travel to all areas of the city Slide 22 TriMet Bus System Covers the city and its suburbs thoroughly Handicap accessibility Most buses are equipped with bike racks to make mass transit more user- friendly for the cycling set Runs every 15 minutes or better throughout the day Slide 23 TriMet Bus System Comfortable and accessible waiting areas at stops and shelters Signal priority and roadway improvements help buses stay on time Slide 24 Portland Streetcar Connects southern waterfront, through downtown Portland to residential and shopping districts to the north Gives access for the residential area to the commercial area of the city Created to reduce short inner- city automobile trips, ease traffic and parking congestion, and encourage more residential, commercial and business development in the areas through which it passes. Slide 25 Aerial Tram Connects the south waterfront district to the Oregon Health and Science University. Quicker travel up and down the mountainside. Provides as a major transportation unit for the University and its riverfront campus sites. Slide 26 Fareless Square Slide 27 What is Hartford Missing? Network of transportation and access Attractive structures and facilities More modes Less reliance on automobiles There is hope: Hartford 2035 plan Slide 28 Hartford 2035 Slide 29 Capitol Region Council of Governments (CRCOG ) CAPITOL REGION TRANSPORTATION PLAN A guide for transportation investments through the year 2035 http://www.crcog.org/publications/TransportationDocs/RTP2007/2007RTP-final.pdf Slide 30 Policy Reaffirmation More Travel Choices Better Transit Better Bike &amp; Walk Options Better Systems Management Link Land Use &amp; Transportation Freight Planning Environmental Justice Slide 31 Regional Growth of Centers Developement Downtown Hartford Rentschler Field area Bradley Airport area Griffin area Health Center/WestFarms area Bucklands area Slide 32 Ideas Within Complete Streets (Allowing for all users) Slide 33 Ideas Within Rapid Transit Line Proposed Busways Slide 34 Ideas Within Rapid Transit Line Proposed Busways Slide 35 The most important quotes I found: Slide 36 Along with these ideas there is a plan for a regional greenways system (Multiuse Trail System) Slide 37 Hartfords Potential Hartford has a plan to rejuvenate their transportation system. Using many of the principles that Portland used to make there cities transportation so great. Now all they have to do is change these plans and ideas into reality! Slide 38 Conclusions Portland = Good Hartford = Poor right now with a 1.6 billion dollar potential Slide 39 Questions? </p>