Online open house available through September 30
The Portland Bureau of Transportation (PBOT) wants to learn which project ideas are most important to you. Participate in the online open house now through September 30, 2022.
North Portland in Motion: Project Ideas
You can find more about the individual project types by reading through the "North Portland in Motion Project Types" section below.
North Portland in Motion: Project Idea Types
North Portland in Motion recommends four distinct project types, each of which are responsive to the needs and context of the street. Considered together, these projects build a complete and comprehensive network of safer, more welcoming, and more accessible streets.
Investments to reduce speeding and improve the safety and comfort of people traveling along busier streets in the neighborhood.
Project element vary by individual project, and include:
- Designing for safer speeds
- Improved crossings & sidewalks
- Safer and more comfortable bike lanes
- Transit improvements
Neighborhood Greenways are calm, low-speed shared neighborhood streets that connect people to community destinations like schools, parks, commercial areas.
The recommended Neighborhood Greenway network in North Portland in Motion is designed to provide a low-stress, comfortable walking and biking route to every school, park, community center, and business district in the North Portland peninsula.
These high-priority projects bridge major barriers connecting North Portland neighborhoods to each other and the rest of the City of Portland.
This bundle of projects is focused on crossing over two major barriers: Interstate-5 and the railroad cut separating St Johns from the rest of the peninsula neighborhoods. These projects aim to close small, but critical gaps in the walking and biking network with high quality, safe infrastructure include protected bike lanes and enhanced crossings.
Public Spaces & Mobility Hubs
Projects and partnerships that help create places of community, connection, information exchange, and activation.
PBOT believes that the public right-of-way can serve an important community function by providing a place for people to connect with each other and access transportation services in their neighborhood.
Sometimes a transportation project is more about enhancing an important community place than it is about moving people and goods. The collection of projects leverages partnerships with existing community stakeholders to enhance the public realm.
This bundle project varies from place to place and includes:
- Public plazas and street activation
- Street paintings
- Small business support
- Information hubs with access to transportation services
Projects by Sub-Area
There are many project ideas identified throughout the peninsula. To help you find what you're looking for, we've grouped the larger study area into three distinct sub-areas, each with a list of projects relevant at that smaller scale.