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.


The City received over 360 project application submissions between Aug. 5 and Sept. 20. Thank you to all the community members who submitted project applications!

Each of the 13 Neighborhood Associations (NAs) reviewed the projects within their neighborhood boundaries and each submitted up to their top two projects to the City on Oct. 15. City staff is reviewing the 25 projects to provide additional details and cost information to the Neighborhood Leadership Alliance (NLA). The NLA will prioritize the projects citywide by Jan. 31, 2020. A final recommendation of projects will be made to the City by May 31, 2020.

Curious about what projects were submitted and which 25 projects were forwarded for further review? View the interactive map of all of the project applications. The second tab "Neighborhood Leadership Alliance Review" shows the top 25 projects.  

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City Council approved a two year total budget of $800,000 for the Neighborhood Street Safety Program.

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.

How are projects selected and when will they get built?

Each of the 13 Neighborhood Associations will identify their top two projects. The Neighborhood Leadership Alliance (NLA) will then prioritize the 26 top projects and the highest priority projects, up to $800,000, will be recommended for construction with this program. The program targets completing projects by 2021.


What When
Staff Review Due, Project List to NLA 12/5/2019
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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