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NW Flanders Neighborhood Greenway Project

Transportation
Completed
This project improves conditions for people walking and biking on NW Flanders between Tom McCall Waterfront Park and NW 24th Avenue by upgrading crossings of busy streets and connecting new and existing bicycle and pedestrian infrastructure.
Completed April 2021
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What's happening now? 

Construction is complete! 

The Flanders Crossing Pedestrian and Bicycle Bridge is now open to the public! Visit the Flanders Crossing project website to learn more.

Project background

The NW Flanders Neighborhood Greenway Project connects Waterfront Park to Northwest neighborhoods and provides direct access to the new Flanders Crossing Bike and Pedestrian Bridge over I-405. 

Map of NW Flanders Neighborhood Greenway Project

Play Go By Greenways: NW Gems

Image of a zebra sitting in a pile of gems with text that reads Play Go By Greenways: NW Gems. The zebra holds a red gem aloft.

Looking for another reason to check out the new Flanders Crossing and NW  Flanders Greenway? Play the Go By Greenways game! This new initiative from  PBOT runs through July 6th and is a great way to explore the new greenway and  bridge while winning cool prizes.  

The Go By Greenways game is a scavenger hunt set up along the NW Flanders  Greenway and beyond. Your goal? Search for gems hidden along the greenways,  and text the code on the gem sign to be entered to win $500 to Fred Meyer, PBOT  Transportation Wallets, or other great prizes!  

Want to learn more? Visit GoByGreenways.orgfor the full details. See you on the  greenways.

Project goals

  • Create a low-stress bikeway that connects Tom McCall Waterfront Park to NW 24th Ave
  • Encourage more people living, working, and visiting NW Portland to walk and bike more often.
  • Provide people of all ages and abilities a safe, comfortable place to bike in the central city.
  • Provide people walking and rolling safer crossings at busy streets.

Project funding

The project is funded primarily by Transportation System Development Charges.

Planning documents

Related projects

PBOT constructed the Flanders Neighborhood Greenway project in coordination with the Flanders Crossing Bike and Pedestrian Bridge and the Bureau of Environmental Services' NW Flanders Sewer Capacity Project

Flanders Crossing Bike and Pedestrian Bridge Project constructed a new active pedestrian and bicycle bridge over I‐405 at NW Flanders Street. The bridge connects the NW District and the Pearl District with a safer and more comfortable active crossing over I‐405.

NW Flanders Sewer Capacity Project replaced and upsized 540 feet of 130-year-old public sewer pipes in NW Flanders Street between NW 12th and 14th avenues. The sewer improvements increase sewer capacity, alleviate basement sewer backups and street flooding, and help protect public health and the environment.

Map