391 - Portland Off-Road Cycling Master Plan: Metropolitan-Scale Recreation Planning

Thursday, September 28
3:15 PM–4:30 PM

Location: Room RO6

Days: Thursday, 28 September
NRPA Three Pillars: Social Equity
Track: Planning, Design, and Maintenance
Session Type: Education Session

The Portland Off-Road Cycling Master Plan is a city-wide system of biking facilities such as natural surface trails, trail systems and bike parks to address a community need for an expanded and inclusive network of riding opportunities that support active lifestyles and nature exploration. This session will discuss in detail why and how the project was initiated, funded, and how the the plan was developed with extensive community and inter-agency input guided by industry best practices.

CEU Credits: 0.1

Learning Outcomes:
Understand methodology to perform a community needs assessment for off-road cycling planning.
Share effective stakeholder and community involvement processes that emphasize resolving conflicts and building shared understanding and visions for use of public lands.
Assess opportunities for an inter-agency planning effort and understand the value and approach to inter-agency collaboration.