North Willamette Neighborhood Greenway Project

This project will improve conditions for people bicycling and walking by slowing down and reducing cut-through traffic on neighborhood streets, around and including N Willamette Blvd in the Arbor Lodge and Overlook neighborhoods. The project will create a neighborhood greenway on N Willamette Blvd from N Rosa Parks Way to N Interstate Ave. Project elements will include:

  • Traffic pattern changes that reduce the number of people cutting through on neighborhood streets to avoid main thoroughfares. All changes will allow full access to homes for residents, visitors, and deliveries.

  • Speed bumps to reduce traffic speeds.

  • Pavement markings and signs designating the route as a neighborhood greenway. 

Project background

People using N Curtis, N Villard, N Atlantic, and N Willamette to avoid busier main streets has been increasing for several years. Community members have increasingly asked for solutions to the high volume of cars speeding down their typically quiet, calm streets. PBOT collected traffic data and found the speed and volume of people driving is impacting the local street network and creating unsafe conditions. The N Willamette Neighborhood Greenway project will create a new, low-stress bikeway on a key connection on the peninsula and improve residential streets by instituting traffic diversion and calming measures in key locations.

Project goals

  • To reduce the number of people cutting through neighborhood streets.

  • To slow vehicle speeds.

  • To create a low-stress bikeway that connects the busy section of N Willamette Blvd to N Interstate Ave.

Proposed Project schedule

Public outreach and planning – Winter 2018/19 
Test traffic pattern changes – March 2019 
Publicize final plans – Spring 2019 
Construction all project elements – Summer 2019


Scott Cohen | (503) 823-5345 |

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Emily SterlingPBOT