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 local street that serves as a more comfortable and safe route for walking and biking than nearby busier streets. Proposed improvements include signs, pavement markings, and traffic calming (such as speed humps) to slow and discourage cut through traffic. These streets will still be open to auto traffic with access to homes and businesses unaffected. People walking, biking, 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)
The corridors shown in the map below will be constructed in segments and with multiple opportunities for public input during the design process.
PHASE 1 CORRIDORS
Currently the City is designing improvements to the following streets for construction in the fall of 2018:
- NE 6th Street between Butler Market and Greenwood
- NW 15th Street between Simpson and Galveston
PROJECT UPDATE - APRIL 2018
You spoke, we listened!
Information from Neighborhood Greenway Design Open House - March 2018