Sandy Transportation System Plan

The City's Transportation System Plan (TSP) serves as the foundation for the construction of arterial and collector streets, and helps shape the future development of Sandy.  The State Transportation Planning Rule requires cities to prepare and adopt transportation plans as elements of their comprehensive plans.  Additionally, the plan serves as a valuable resource for staff, policy makers, and the public.  Having an adopted TSP establishes the function, capacity, and location of future transportation facilities, informs the community of the level of investment needed for facilities to support anticipated growth and development, and better positions the City to compete for scarce transportation funding

From 2008 through 2011, the City of Sandy worked with DKS Associates to update the 1997 Transportation System Plan. Since the preparation of the 1997 TSP, the City has added approximately 73 acres into the Urban Growth Boundary and prepared the Bornstedt Village Specific Area Plan to address conceptual roadway locations and cross-sections for the added area.  Additionally, the City has assumed responsibility for transit service, establishing a fixed route, on-demand, and special needs transportation services; adopted new local street standards including "green street" options; and developed a Synchro/Sim Traffic model for Highway 26 operations. Finally, many of the projects shown in the 1997 TSP have already been constructed, and others have been determined to be unfeasible due to existing and surrounding land uses and topographic and environmental constraints.

The goals and objectives of the project were to:

- Revise the planned system of connected streets and intersections in the 1997 TSP to serve planned land uses and reduce reliance by local traffic on the US 26 corridor and to address local as well as regional transportation needs.
- Refine the OR 211 cross section between US 26 and Bornstedt Village to address environmental constraints, increasing traffic volumes, and pedestrian/bicycle connectivity
- Improve pedestrian and bicycle access and safety, and provide for vehicular, pedestrian, and bicycle connectivity and transit access to downtown.
- Develop concept-level designs for transportation improvements such as roadway cross-sections and changes to channelization and traffic control.

The Updated Transportation System Plan was adopted by the City Council on December 19, 2011

Cover, Table of Contents
Cover Page
Table of Contents
List of Tables
List of Figures
Useful Abbreviations and Acronyms

Chapter 1: Introduction
TSP Development Process
TSP Organization

Chapter 2: Transportation Goals
Mobility/Circulation/Safety Goals
Capital Improvement Goals
Community Goals
Economic Development Goals
Environmental Goals

Chapter 3: Modal Plans
Pedestrian System Plan
     Recommended Pedestrian Projects
Bicycle System Plan
     Recommended Bicycle Projects
Sandy Transit Master Plan
Motor Vehicle System Plan
          Transportation System Management
          Motor Vehicle System Projects
          Transportation Demand Management
     Other Transportation Modes
          Pipeline/Transmission Line

Chapter 4: Plan Implementation
Projected Funding for Transportation Improvements
Project Programming
Potential New Funding Sources
     State and County Contributions
     City Sources

Appendix (caution - large file. Use links below for individual documents)
Technical Memorandum #1: Plans, Goals & Policies Review
Technical Memorandum #2: Existing Conditions and Future Needs
Technical Memorandum #3: Transportation Alternatives and Improvement Strategies
Implementation Element Memorandum: Recommended Sandy Municipal Code Amendments
Public Involvement Documentation
Alternate Mobility Standards Report