Active Transportation Plan
Helping people get where they need to go safely and efficiently is a top priority for the City of Beaverton. With the development of the citywide Active Transportation Plan, Beaverton will become a better place for people traveling by bicycle, on foot, by wheelchair, or accessing public transit.
The Plan will promote walking and biking in Beaverton and will help set the foundation for developing well-connected, attractive bike and pedestrian networks that are safe, convenient and user-friendly for people of all ages and abilities, whatever mode of transportation people use. The focus will be on creating active transportation opportunities to get people where they need to go—work, school, appointments and activities.
What is Active Transportation?
Active transportation refers to any form of human-powered transportation -- walking, jogging, running, cycling, wheelchair, in-line skating or skateboarding. There are many ways to engage in active transportation, whether it is walking to the bus stop, or cycling to school/work.
The Active Transportation Plan is a long‐range plan that will make the City of Beaverton a better place to walk and bike. It will guide implementation of the bicycle and pedestrian elements of the City’s 2010 Transportation System Plan and other planning efforts, including the South Cooper Mountain Community Plan, the Civic Plan, and the Creekside Plan. The Active Transportation Plan will promote walking and biking in Beaverton by establishing means for:
- Adding important connections that will move the City toward the development of complete bicycle and pedestrian networks;
- Enhancing the safety and attractiveness of existing pedestrian and bicycle facilities;
- The development of direct and low stress routes; and
- Providing more travel mode options for both residents and non-resident users
- Planning seamless transitions to neighboring jurisdictions
The main objectives of the Plan are to:
- Enhance safe opportunities for walking, biking, and taking transit, in ways that connect people to the destinations they need to reach: schools, employment centers, transit, and other community destinations.
- Ensure that all neighborhoods in Beaverton have options for walking, biking, and transit.
- Reduce climate-changing emissions.
- Create a network of bicycle boulevards / neighborhood greenways to provide low-stress routes for all ages and abilities of bicyclists and pedestrians.
- Improve safety for all modes.
- Set up Beaverton transportation projects to be competitive for grants and regional funding opportunities.