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The Neighborhood Street Safety Program (NSSP) is a program for small-scale, residential street projects to address pedestrian and bicycle safety, safe routes to school, speeding, intersection control and crossings, and other residential street traffic safety related issues.


PROGRAM OVERVIEW

In the 2019-2021 biennial budget, the City Council approved $800,000 to fund the NSSP. In Fall 2019, the City received more than 360 applications for projects all across Bend (see interactive map tab 1). These projects were then reviewed and prioritized by the Neighborhood Associations (NAs) in which they were located. Each NA submitted its top one or two projects for advancement to the Neighborhood Leadership Alliance (NLA), which resulted in a list of 25 priority projects (map tab 2).

City staff packaged these 25 projects with additional details such as demographic data, crash data and cost information and provided this to the NLA in December 2019. NLA Representatives ranked their top 15 projects, considering safety and geographic equity. The results of the rankings highlighted eight top-priority projects – all from different neighborhoods - that addressed traffic flow and safety in neighborhoods (map tab 3).

These eight projects are now in the "Project Design & Outreach" phase, with construction on the first of the projects set to begin Summer 2020.

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VIEW INTERACTIVE PROJECT MAP

PROJECT DESIGN & OUTREACH

The final eight projects recommended for NSSP funding are now in the "Project Design & Outreach" phase. As project plans are drafted and available, they will be added to this section for review and comment.

HarmonMO

Access to Harmon Park

Project Flyer

Project Plans

12thJonesNSSP

Traffic Calming on NE 12th Street

Project Flyer

Project Plans

Sisemore

Sisemore Sidewalk Infill & Traffic Calming

Project Flyer

Campbell_Circle

East Campbell Way Walking Safety

Project Flyer

Wells Acres_Circle

Safe Crossings to Mountain View High School

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Project Plans

Brookswood_Circle

Hollygrape Crosswalk Across Brookswood

Project Flyer

Vote on Design
Voting ends June 10, 2020.

 COMPLETED PROJECTS:   
15th_Ponderosa

Safe Crossing to Ponderosa Park

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PROGRAM CRITERIA

Eligible streets for the program are public streets owned and maintained by the City of Bend that are:

  • Local, residential streets
    • Used by more than 400 vehicles per day (more than 11 cars in 15 minutes)
    • More than 3 blocks long (approx. 1800 ft.),
  • Local street intersections with a collector or arterial street, or
  • Spot improvements on an arterial or collector fronted by residential lots.

What types of projects are included?

This program is for projects that help improve residential street safety such as short infill sidewalk segments, crosswalks, street lights, speed humps on neighborhood greenways, curb extensions, signing, striping, and more. The City’s Neighborhood Street Safety Toolbox provides a list of the types of projects considered for this program. To help communicate street safety awareness, each project is asked to include some type of education campaign.

When will the projects get built?

The program targets completing projects by 2021.


UPCOMING DATES

What When
Public Support, Project Conceptual Design Due by City 4/30/2020
Final NLA Project Recommendations Due to City 5/30/2020
Project Design and Construction by City 6/1/2020-10/31/2021

OTHER OPTIONS FOR STREET SAFETY CONCERNS

Check to see if your street safety concern can be reported with a Barrier Removal Request or Citizen Service Request. If it can be reported with one of these request forms, it will be a much faster, easier process.

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SUBMIT BARRIER REMOVAL REQUEST

The Barrier Removal Request Program allows citizens with disabilities to report physical or structural barriers located in the City right-of-way that impede or obstruct travel. Common barriers in the City right-of-way can include sidewalk or curb ramp deficiencies.

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SUBMIT CITIZEN SERVICE REQUEST

The Citizen Service Request Program allows community members to report potholes, traffic signal issues, street sign issues and other street maintenance issues.


ADDITIONAL PROGRAM INFORMATION

Program Documents

Informational Resources

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