R4 P&R Lot Plan

Summary

The Central Oregon Intergovernmental Council and its partners – the Mid Columbia Economic Development District and Klamath County Planning Department – are developing a Park & Ride Lot Plan for ODOT Region 4, which straddles the Highway 97 corridor from California to the Columbia.  The Plan will identify priorities for new Park and Ride lot locations and upgrades to existing lots.

Read the Final Plan:

Region 4: Park & Ride Lot Plan

Technical Committee Meetings

Meeting 1:  November 13, 2012
Conference Call:  10:00am – Noon
Agenda
Formal, Existing Informal and Proposed P&R Lot Inventory
Stakeholder Interviews
Notes

Meeting 2: February 27, 2013
Conference Call: 1pm-3pm
Draft Memo #1
P&R Current Demand
P&R Forecast Demand
Notes

Meeting 3: May 13, 2013
Conference Call: 3-4:30pm
Draft Site Selection Criteria and Priorities
Klamath Falls Potential P&R Areas Map
Notes

Stakeholder Committee Meetings

Review of Priority Sites: May 29, 2013
Conference Call: 2-3:30pm
Site Selection Criteria & Priorities 2
Notes

Background

There are currently no designated park & ride lots or rideshare programs in Region 4 outside of the Central Oregon Area (Jefferson, Crook and Deschutes counties), nor is there a prioritized analysis of needed improvements and/or supplemental lots within Central Oregon.  Region 4 has funded an analysis of rideshare feasibility in the Lower John Day (Wasco, Sherman, Gilliam, and Wheeler Counties) and South Central Oregon (Klamath and Lake Counties) Areas and preliminary findings from this work suggests that there is interest and demand for an expanded rideshare program in these areas.  Based on this preliminary work, Region 4 has targeted approximately $115,200 for rideshare outreach and program building, with an emphasis on the new Rideshare online program launching Fall 2011.  This outreach and program building accomplishes education and encouragement for vehicle mile reduction, but does not include any funding for analysis and development of Park & Ride lots.

Additional Project Information

This Park and Ride Lot Plan project is a natural complement to the current rideshare outreach and all activities will be coordinated with Commute Options of Central Oregon, the grant recipient.  The purpose of the project is to prioritize new lot locations and upgrades to existing lots across Region 4.  The Central Oregon Intergovernmental Council is the primary contractor for the project, and has developed an IGA with the Mid-Columbia Economic Development District to perform local research and outreach in the Lower John Day Area and with the Klamath County Planning Department for the Klamath and Lake (South Central Oregon) Area.

The scope  of work includes the following elements:

  • Research into existing formal and informal park and ride locations
  • Stakeholder interviews and public outreach
  • Technical Committee reviews
  • Cost and funding overview
  • Locational considerations overview
  • Current and forecast demand estimation
  • Priority list of P&R lot new locations and upgrades
  • Presentations at the three Area Commissions on Transportation in Region 4, and endorsement/acceptance by the ACTs of the final Plan.