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Neighborhood Street Safety Program

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The Neighborhood Street Safety Program (NSSP) is a new 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.


In the 2019-2021 biennial budget, the City Council approved $800,000 to fund the program. Last fall, the City received more than 360 applications for projects all across Bend (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 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. 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 will now move into design and outreach. In May, the NLA will revisit the projects for a final stamp of approval.  


Click the "Design and Construction Projects" tab on the interactive project map to see the eight projects that were selected to move into design and outreach.

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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.


What When
NLA Prioritization Due to City 1/31/2020
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


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


Program Documents

Informational Resources

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