This project will design and construct an initial network of neighborhood greenways for walking and biking across Bend.
Neighborhood Greenway is a term used by many cities across the country to describe a route for walking and bicycling that is more comfortable than nearby busier streets. Proposed improvements include signs, pavement markings, and limited traffic calming such as stop sign changes, speed humps, and traffic circles. These streets remain open to auto traffic with access to homes and businesses unaffected. People walking, bicycling, and driving will continue to share the street as is the case today.
- Provide safer connections – Many people are already walking and biking along these streets and even more may feel more comfortable with the addition of a small amount of signs, pavement markings, and traffic calming
- Reduce cut through traffic and speeds – Traffic calming will help make the streets less attractive to drivers trying to avoid other nearby main streets. However, these streets will not be closed to auto traffic.
- Help people cross busier streets – Improved crossings at main streets will help people walking and biking cross more easily.
- Guide and help get people to where they are going – Pavement markings and future signs will let you know you are on the route and what’s nearby like parks, schools, and business districts.
Examples of proposed improvements (will vary by corridor)
For a printable map click here.
PROJECT UPDATE - AUGUST 2019
Phase 1 (see map above) has been constructed; design is underway on Phases 2 and 3 of the Neighborhood Greenways project. Construction is planned in phases between 2020 and 2021.
UPCOMING OPEN HOUSE
The City is hosting an upcoming open house for Phases 2 and 3 where you can meet neighbors, learn about the project, review the preliminary design, ask questions and provide feedback.
WHAT: Neighborhood Greenways Phases 2 and 3 project open house
WHERE: Bend Senior High School commons area - 230 NE 6th Street
WHEN: 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday September 18, 2019. There is no formal presentation, stop by any time.
What if I can't attend?
Can't make the open house? You can always access project documents and updates any time here at the website. Read on below.
Phases 2 and 3 Documents
Click the links below to access the documents described.
PHASE 1 COMPLETION CELEBRATION
Construction is complete for the first phase of the Neighborhood Greenways project which included NE 6th and NW 15th Streets. Thank you for your patience during construction and to all who attended a completion celebration at Orchard Park on Friday July 12, 2019
PROJECT UPDATE - WINTER 2019
Design is complete for the first phase of the Neighborhood Greenways project. Construction will occur this spring on the following streets:
The final designs and FAQ's with answers for these streets can be viewed by clicking the links below:
PROJECT UPDATE – SEPTEMBER 2018
Due to City staff workload, construction of the NE 6th and NW 15th Streets Neighborhood Greenways has been delayed to spring 2019. Thanks for your understanding and patience as we complete the design of this important safety investment in your community.
PROJECT UPDATE - APRIL 2018
You spoke, we listened!
Information from Neighborhood Greenway Design Open House - March 2018