Or. Admin. R. 660-012-0510 - Pedestrian System Requirements

(1) This rule describes the minimum planned pedestrian facilities that must be included in plans. Cities and counties may choose to exceed the requirements in this rule.
(2) Pedestrian facility owners must design, build, and maintain pedestrian facilities to allow comfortable travel for all people, including people with disabilities.
(3) All streets and highways, other than expressways, shall have pedestrian facilities, as provided in ORS 366.514.
(a) Pedestrian facilities must be planned for both sides of each street.
(b) Cities shall plan for enhanced pedestrian facilities such as wide, protected sidewalks and pedestrian zones, such as plazas, in the following contexts:
(A) Along high volume or high-speed streets;
(B) In climate-friendly areas and Metro Region 2040 centers;
(C) In areas with concentrations of underserved populations.
(c) A substantial portion of the right-of-way in climate-friendly areas and Metro Region 2040 centers must be dedicated to pedestrian uses, including but not limited to sidewalks, pedestrian plazas, and protective buffers.
(d) Cities shall plan for enhanced tree canopy and other infrastructure that uses natural and living materials in pedestrian spaces in climate-friendly areas, Metro Region 2040 centers, and areas with concentrations of underserved populations.
(4) Off-street multi-use paths must be designed to permit comfortable joint or separated use for people walking, using mobility devices, and cycling. Separated areas for higher speeds and low speeds shall be provided when there is high anticipated use of the path.
(5) Enhanced crossings are pedestrian facilities to cross streets or highways that provide a high level of safety and priority to people crossing the street. Enhanced crossings must have adequate nighttime illumination to see pedestrians from all vehicular approaches. Enhanced crossings must be provided, at minimum, in the following locations:
(a) Closely spaced along arterial streets in climate-friendly areas and Metro Region 2040 centers;
(b) Near transit stops on local access priority arterial segments, or collector streets in a climate-friendly area or Metro Region 2040 center, or on a priority transit corridor;
(c) At off-street path crossings; and
(d) In areas with concentrations of underserved populations.
(6) Cities may take exemptions to the requirements in this rule through findings in the transportation system plan, for each location where an exemption is desired, for the following reasons:
(a) A city may plan for a pedestrian facility on one side of local streets in locations where topography or other barriers would make it difficult to build a pedestrian facility on the other side of the street, or where existing and planned land uses make it unnecessary to provide pedestrian access to the other side of the street. Street crossings must be provided near each end of sections where there is a pedestrian facility on only one side of the street.
(b) A city or county may plan for no dedicated pedestrian facilities on very slow speed local streets that are sufficiently narrow, and carry little or no vehicular traffic, so that pedestrians are the primary users of the street.


Or. Admin. R. 660-012-0510
LCDD 2-2022, temporary adopt filed 06/01/2022, effective 6/1/2022 through 11/27/2022; LCDD 3-2022, adopt filed 08/17/2022, effective 8/17/2022

Statutory/Other Authority: ORS 197.040

Statutes/Other Implemented: ORS 197.012, ORS 197.712 & ORS 366.514

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