The project increases safety for freight, motor vehicle, bicycle and pedestrian traffic.
(July 30, 2020) Work is officially complete on the Portland Bureau of Transportation’s (PBOT) N Greeley Avenue Multiuse Path and Paving Project. Funded by Fixing Our Streets, people will now be able to comfortably walk, bike, and roll up and down N Greeley Avenue from N Going Street to Interstate Avenue on a separate, protected path adjacent to the busy freight corridor.
Connecting North Portland neighborhoods and businesses with the Rose Quarter and the Central City, the project repaved the entire width of N Greeley Avenue from Going Street to Interstate Avenue and installed a two-way, mile-long, multiuse path. This path is along the same stretch that was repaved, is on the east side of N Greeley Avenue, and is separated by substantial concrete barriers weighing approximately two tons apiece. The project also installed a bike signal to safely get cyclists heading southbound on N Greeley Avenue across the N Greeley Avenue and Going Street intersection.
N Greeley Avenue is a busy, high-speed road with heavy freight vehicle traffic. There are 25,000 motor vehicle trips per day and 15% of them are trucks. The street is also classified as a Major City Bikeway—providing a direct bicycle connection between St. Johns and the central city—a Priority Truck Street, and a City Walkway.
The street was redesigned to safely integrate the various travelers on the road. Protecting cyclists and pedestrians behind a continuous concrete barrier, the new multiuse path will reduce the severity of crashes and prevent run off the road crashes. With N Greeley Avenue repaved, it can better serve the 25,000+ motor vehicle trips it sees each day.
The project was funded by a City Council-approved Major Maintenance Set-Aside as well as the Heavy Vehicle Use Tax through the voter-approved Fixing Our Streets. The total project budget was $1,800,000.
For more information, please visit the N Greeley Avenue Multiuse Path and Paving Project website.