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<br />Exhibit A <br /> <br />Part I: <br /> <br />Chapter III-F, Transportation Element of the Eugene-Springfield Metropolitan Area <br />General Plan (Metro Plan), is replaced with a new Chapter III-F to read as follows: <br /> <br />F. Transportation Element <br /> <br />The Transportation Element addresses surface and air transportation in the metropolitan <br />area. TransPlan, the Eugene-Springfield Metropolitan Area Transportation Plan, provides <br />the basis for the surface transportation portions of this element and the Eugene Airport <br />Master Plan provides the basis for the air transportation portions. <br /> <br />TransPlan guides regional transportation system planning in the metropolitan area for a 20- <br />year period and serves the transportation planning needs of the projected population of <br />296,500,. TransPlan establishes the framework upon which all public agencies can make <br />consistent and coordinated transportation planning decisions. Goals and policies in <br />TransPlan are contained in this Transportation Element and are part of the adopted Metro <br />Plan. TransPlan project lists and project maps are also adopted as part of the Metro Plan. <br /> <br />This element complies with State Transportation Goal 12, "To provide and encourage a <br />safe, convenient, and economic transporta~ion system." Three types of transportation <br />planning strategies are reflected in the goals and policies in this element: Transportation <br />demand management (TDM), land use, and system improvements. TDM strategies focus <br />on reducing. demands placed on the transportation system, and thus system costs, by <br />providing incentives to redistribute or eliminate vehicle trips and by encouraging <br />alternative modes. Land use strategies focus on encouraging development patterns that <br />reduce the need for automobiles, reduce trip lengths, and support the use of alternative <br />modes. System improvements focus on increasing efficiency and adding capacity or new <br />facilities to the existing highway, transit, bicycle, and pedestrian systems. <br /> <br />Together, these strategies form a balanced policy framework for meeting local and state <br />transportation goals to: increase urban public transit ridership; reduce reliance on the <br />automobile; substitute automobile trips With alternative modes, such as walking and biking; <br />and reduce automobile energy consumption and transportation costs. Consistent with this <br />approach, the policies in this element are presented in the following categories: <br /> <br />1. Land Use <br />2. Transportation Demand Management <br />3. Transportation System Improvements <br />a) System-Wide <br />b) Roadways <br /> <br />Exhibit A <br />Metro Plan Text Amendments <br />