Or. Admin. R. 660-012-0610 - Bicycle System Requirements

(1) This rule describes the minimum planned bicycle facilities that must be included in plans. Cities or counties may choose to exceed the requirements in this rule.
(2) Cities and counties shall plan for a connected network of bicycle facilities that provides a safe, low stress, direct, and comfortable experience for people of all ages and abilities. All ages and abilities includes:
(a) School-age children;
(b) People over 65 years of age;
(c) Women;
(d) People of color;
(e) Low-income riders;
(f) People with disabilities;
(g) People moving goods, cargo, or other people; and
(h) People using shared mobility services.
(3) A connected network is comprised of both the ability to access key destinations within a community and enough coverage of safe and comfortable facilities to ensure most people within the community can travel by bicycle.
(a) Cities and counties must design the connected network to connect to key destinations identified as provided in OAR 660-012-0360, and to and within each climate-friendly area or Metro Region 2040 center.
(b) Cities and counties must design the connected network to permit most residents of the planning area to access the connected network with an emphasis on mitigating uncomfortable or unsafe facilities or crossings.
(c) The connected network shall consist of connected bicycle facilities including, but not limited to, separated and protected bicycle facilities, bicycle boulevards, and multi-use or bicycle paths. The connected network must include a series of interconnected bicycle facilities and provide direct routes to key destinations. Cities and counties must design comfortable and convenient crossings of streets with high volumes of traffic or high-speed traffic.
(4) Cities and counties shall plan and design bicycle facilities considering the context of adjacent motor vehicle facilities and land uses.
(a) Cities and counties must design bicycle facilities with higher levels of separation or protection along streets that have higher volumes or speeds of traffic.
(b) Cities and counties must plan for separated or protected bicycle facilities on streets in climate-friendly areas, Metro Region 2040 centers, and other places with a concentration of destinations. Separated or protected bicycle facilities may not be necessary on streets with very low levels of motor vehicle traffic or where a high-quality parallel bicycle facility on the connected network exists within one block.
(c) Cities and counties must identify locations with existing bicycle facilities along high traffic or high-speed streets where the existing facility is not protected or separated, or parallel facilities do not exist. Cities and counties must plan for a transition to appropriate facilities in these locations.
(5) Cities and counties shall adopt standards for bicycle system planning and facilities that will result in a safe, low stress, and comfortable experience for people of all ages and abilities. In adopting standards, cities and counties may use one or more of the following:
(a) The Urban Bikeway Design Guide, second edition, published by the National Association of City Transportation Officials;
(b) Designing for All Ages & Abilities, December 2017, published by the National Association of City Transportation Officials; and
(c) For state facilities, The Blueprint for Urban Design, 2019, published by the Oregon Department of Transportation.
(6) Cities and counties shall use the transportation prioritization framework in OAR 660-012-0155 when making decisions about bicycle facilities.


Or. Admin. R. 660-012-0610
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

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