Better Naito Forever

Naito Parkway is a critical transportation spine along the west side of the Willamette. This project will implement a year-round version of Better Naito, providing a two-way cycletrack and sidewalk along the west side of Waterfront Park.
Better Naito Forever rendering looking north
Construction March 2021 - December 2021
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Better Naito Forever logo with a rose

Join the Portland Bureau of Transportation (PBOT), Commissioner Jo Ann Hardesty, and Better Naito partners and friends as we cut the ribbon on the new and improved SW Naito Parkway bikeway corridor, Better Naito Forever.

Better Naito Forever Ribbon Cutting and Inaugural Bike Ride

Friday, May 6 at 9:30 a.m. 

Salmon Springs Fountain at SW Naito Parkway and Salmon Street

9:30 - 10 a.m. - Mingle with community members over coffee and donuts

10 - 10:30 a.m. - Celebratory remarks from invited speakers

10:30 a.m. - Inaugural bike ride led by the City of Portland Bicycle Advisory Committee

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Project Benefits


More efficient traffic signals: the project will upgrade traffic signals to detect and dynamically adjust to vehicle queues, minimizing impacts to northbound drivers. Signal upgrades and advanced vehicle detection will facilitate auto access to I-5 via the Morrison Bridge.


Dedicated pedestrian routes: the concept includes sidewalks to connect the gaps between existing sidewalks on the west side of Waterfront Park as well as shorter crossing of Naito.

Biking or Scootering

Permanent, dedicated bike facilities: this project will create a permanent two-way cycletrack for cycling and scooting by converting one of the right-hand northbound auto lanes.

Visiting Waterfront Park

The new walking and biking facilities will allow easy, accessible access to Waterfront Park events such as Cinco de Mayo and Rose Fest.

Planning Documents

(NoteThe following documents have maps and information that may not work with a screen reader. While we work toward providing that level of accessibility, please contact PBOT Project Manager Gabe Graff at for assistance with providing access to the information in the plan. You can also contact PBOT’s ADA Coordinator at or at 503-823-5703. Thank you for your patience and understanding.)