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(1) Land Use.

(a) Apply the nodal development strategy in areas selected by each jurisdiction that have identified potential for this type of transportation-efficient land use pattern.

(b) Provide for transit-supportive land use patterns and development, including higher intensity, transit-oriented development along major transit corridors and near transit stations; medium – and high-density residential development within 1/4 mile of transit stations, major transit corridors, employment centers, and downtown areas; and development and redevelopment in designated areas that are or could be well served by existing or planned transit.

(c) Require improvements that encourage transit, bicycles, and pedestrians in new commercial, public, mixed-use, and multi-unit residential development.

(2) Transportation Demand Management.

(a) Increase the use of motor vehicle parking management strategies in selected areas throughout the Eugene-Springfield metropolitan area.

(b) Implement TDM strategies to manage demand at congested locations.

(3) Transportation System Improvements: Roadways. Motor vehicle level of service policy:

(a) Use motor vehicle level of service standards to maintain acceptable and reliable performance on the roadway system. These standards shall be used for:

1. Identifying capacity deficiencies on the roadway system.

2. Evaluating the impacts on roadways of amendments to transportation plans, acknowledged comprehensive plans and land-use regulations, pursuant to the TPR (OAR 660-12-0060).

3. Evaluating development applications for consistency with the land-use regulations of the applicable local government jurisdiction.

(b) Acceptable and reliable performance is defined by the following levels of service under peak hour traffic conditions:

1. Within Eugene’s transportation planning area, the level of service set forth in the Eugene 2035 Transportation System Plan; and

2. Level of Service D elsewhere.

(c) Performance standards from the OHP shall be applied on state facilities in the Eugene-Springfield metropolitan area.

In some cases, the level of service on a facility may be substandard. The local government jurisdiction may find that transportation system improvements to bring performance up to standard within the planning horizon may not be feasible, and safety will not be compromised, and broader community goals would be better served by allowing a substandard level of service. The limitation on the feasibility of a transportation system improvement may arise from severe constraints including but not limit to environmental conditions, lack of public agency financial resources, or land use constraint factors. It is not the intent of Policy F-15: Motor Vehicle Level of Service to require deferral of development in such cases. The intent is to defer motor vehicle capacity increasing transportation system improvements until existing constraints can be overcome or develop an alternative mix of strategies (such as: land use measures, TDM, short-term safety improvements) to address the problem.

(4) Transportation System Improvements: Transit. Improve transit service and facilities to increase the system’s accessibility, attractiveness, and convenience for all users, including the transportation disadvantaged population.

(5) Transportation System Improvements: Bicycle.

(a) Construct and improve the region’s bikeway system and provide bicycle system support facilities for both new development and redevelopment/ expansion.

(b) Require bikeways along new and reconstructed arterial and major collector streets.

(c) Require bikeways to connect new development with nearby neighborhood activity centers and major destinations.

(6) Transportation System Improvements: Pedestrian.

(a) Provide for a pedestrian environment that is well integrated with adjacent land uses and is designed to enhance the safety, comfort, and convenience of walking.

(b) Provide for a continuous pedestrian network with reasonably direct travel routes between destination points.

(c) Construct sidewalks along urban area arterial and collector roadways, except freeways.

(Section 9.9650 amended by Ordinance No. 20285, enacted March 10, 2003, effective April 9, 2003; Ordinance 20514, enacted July 22, 2013, effective August 24, 2013; and Ordinance No. 20582, enacted June 26, 2017, effective July 31, 2017.)