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.
IMPORTANT - PLEASE READ FIRST
If you are looking for more information on Bend's Stay Healthy Streets - a temporary initiative sharing some of the same streets as the Neighborhood Greenways project - please visit www.bendoregon.gov/stayhealthystreets.
If you are looking for information on Bend's Neighborhood Street Safety Program (NSSP) - a program bringing other safety improvements to several streets across Bend - please visit www.bendoregon.gov/streetsafety.
PROJECT UPDATE - MAY 2020
Phase 2 Construction
Design is complete for the second phase of the Neighborhood Greenways project. Construction will begin in late May 2020 and will last until August 2020. The following streets are included in Phase 2 (see also the map above):
A mailer is being prepared and will be sent to addresses along these routes. It will be posted on this website when available. The final designs and FAQ's with answers for these streets can be viewed by clicking the links below:
Design is complete for the third phase of the Neighborhood Greenways project. This includes routes on NW Cumberland Avenue, NW Delaware Ave, and SW Division Street. See the map above for a full overview of Phase 3. Bidding is scheduled for spring 2020. Depending on the outcome and available budget, construction could occur in fall 2020. Updates will be posted on this website.
In the meantime, the final designs and FAQ's with answers for these streets can be viewed by clicking the links below:
Information from Phases 2 and 3 Open House
The City of Bend hosted a community open house for Phases 2 and 3 of the Neighborhood Greenways project on Wednesday, September 18, 2019, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Bend Senior High School. There was no formal presentation, and the format was drop-in at any time.
Click the links below to access the documents described.
Meeting documents and handouts:
Photos of September 2019 community open house for Phases 2 and 3 at Bend Senior High School
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 2018Due 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!
From the feedback gathered at open houses in March 2018 and subsequent comments received from the public, City staff has reviewed and made several changes to the design.
Information from Neighborhood Greenways Design Open House - March 2018