UO Transportation Plan

The University of Oregon Transportation Plan is a comprehensive long-term strategy aimed at enhancing accessibility, fostering campus vibrancy, and promoting sustainable travel options including walking, biking, and transit use. Our goal is to support safe and efficient travel needs while effectively coordinating development efforts with the surrounding community. The UO Transportation Plan will provide the university a long-range transportation capital project list, sustainable travel options, programs, and services that help campus meet its sustainability goals while best meeting the travel challenges and opportunities of tomorrow.

Working with a team of planning consultants and the university community, the University of Oregon Transportation Plan will serve as a tool to help establish a continuing framework to guide strategic growth and development. This plan focuses on promoting alternative transportation options, reducing single-occupancy vehicle trips, and enhancing pedestrian and bicycle infrastructure. By prioritizing walking, biking, public transit, and carpooling, the plan aims to reduce traffic congestion, improve air quality, and create a safer campus for everyone.

Key Features of Our Plan

Multimodal Connectivity: Improve connections between different modes of transportation, making it easier for students, faculty, staff, and visitors to move around campus without relying on cars.

Bike Friendly Campus: Design bike lanes, secure bike parking facilities, and bike-sharing programs, to support bicycling as a convenient and eco-friendly way to travel to, from, and around campus.

Pedestrian Safety: Implement measures such as improved crosswalks, traffic calming techniques, and enhanced lighting to ensure the safety of pedestrians on campus.

Parking Management: Incorporate innovative parking management strategies, including pricing incentives for carpooling and electric vehicle charging stations. Reduce the demand for parking spaces and promote sustainable transportation options.

Transit Enhancements: Leverage partnerships with local transit agencies to enhance bus travel.

Campus Green Initiatives: Create a more vibrant and inviting campus environment.

Project Updates

In January 2024, the project team began gathering comprehensive information including collecting campus infrastructure details, traffic patterns, traffic counts, and demographics. This will result in an existing conditions analysis that will later be used to identify system gaps and solutions.


The Transportation Plan will be completed in approximately 17 months, from January 2024 to May 2025. Throughout this process, the project team will regularly reach out to stakeholders and key partners both on and off campus to gather and share information. At key milestones in the project, draft sections of the plan will be shared on the project website and opportunities for wider public engagement will be available. These opportunities will be marked on the timeline below:
Public Engagement Opportunity | Draft Report | Final Report


    January 2024 - April 2024
    Review of Existing Conditions

    Data Collection
    Mapping Analysis


    April 2024 - May 2024

    Existing Conditions Draft Report
    Online Mapping Tool & Survey
    Public Engagement



    April 2024 - August 2024
    Assess Future Needs

    Potential Growth Scenarios
    Future Conditions Assessment


    August 2024

    Future Conditions Draft Report


    September 2024

    Final Future Conditions Report


    September 2024 - October 2024
    Develop Project Recommendations

    Draft Project List
    Project Prioritization
    Funding Assessment
    Public Engagement



    November 2024

    Final Project List
    Planning Level Cost Estimates


    February 2025
    Transportation Plan Document

    Draft Transportation Plan
    Public Engagement



    May 2025

    Final Transportation Plan


Project Manager

Paula Ellison, Assistant Director, Transportation Services, pellison@uoregon.edu

UO Project Team

Josh Kashinsky, Transportation Planner, jkash@uoregon.edu
Dave Reesor, Director, Transportation Services, dreesor@uoregon.edu
James McGladrey, Assistant Director of Field Operations, jamesm@uoregon.edu
Emily Eng, Director, Campus Planning, eeng@uoregon.edu

Consultant Team

Kittelson & Associates

Phill Worth, Principal Planner
Matt Kittelson, Associate Engineer
Corrie Parrish, Senior Planner