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NW Flanders Neighborhood Greenway Project

Construction type
Transportation
Project status
Under construction

This project will improve 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.

October 2020 - April 2021
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What's happening now? 

Construction update April 5, 2021

Construction is almost complete! This week, contractors with the Portland Bureau of Transportation are putting finishing touches to the corridor. 

Construction is still active on the Flanders Crossing Pedestrian and Bicycle Bridge project, including traffic signals at Flanders and NW Broadway, as well as Broadway at 14th and 16th avenues. 

Please follow all traffic signs and use extra caution when driving in the area. 

Construction update March 3, 2021

Construction is underway! This week, contractors with the Portland Bureau of Transportation will be updating traffic and parking signs along the corridor. Beginning March 13, some blocks along NW Flanders will become one-way only for vehicles. Please follow all traffic signs and use extra caution when driving in the area. 

During construction, there will be temporary lane and parking restrictions on NW Flanders between NW 24th and 2nd avenues,  and NW Couch and Davis streets between NW 3rd Avenue and Naito Parkway. Sidewalks will remain open.​

Construction is weather dependent and will last six weeks. Construction activity will take place on weekdays and weekends from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. ​

Questions? Contact PBOT Project Manager Briana Orr, 503-823-7566 or email briana.orr@portlandoregon.gov. ​

On-site emergency? For on-site construction ​concerns, contact Interlaken Construction Manager Adam Harkness at 503-679-5516.​

Project background

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

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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 will construct 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. Coordinating all three projects will minimize disruptions to the public.

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

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

Public involvement (past events)

Central City in Motion Projects Open House  

White Stag Building - 70 NW Couch at Tuesday, 2/18/2020 from 4 to 6 p.m.

Pearl District Neighborhood  Association - Planning & Transportation Committee Meeting

Tuesday, 3/17/20, 6:00 - 7:30 p.m. at PNCA - 511 NW Broadway Room 511

Northwest District Association

Wednesday, 02/06/2020, 5-7pm at Legacy Good Sam 1015 NW 22nd

NW in Motion Open House

Thursday, 11/14/19, 5-7pm at Chown Hardware's Elanor Room, 1615 NW Everett

Pearl District Neighborhood  Association - Planning & Transportation Committee Meeting

Tuesday, 3/5/19, 6:00 - 7:30 at PNCA - 511 NW Broadway Room 511

Northwest District Association - Transportation Committee

Wednesday, 2/8/19, 6 - 7:30 pm at Legacy Good Sam (1015 NW 22nd), Wilcox Bldg, Conference Room A

NW Transportation Open House

Thursday, 11/15/18, 5 - 7pm at Chown Hardware's Elanor Room, 1615 NW Everett

Pearl District Business Association Breakfast

Wednesday, 10/10/18, 7:30 to 9:00 am at Bridgeport Brewery and Cafe , 1313 NW Marshall

Portland Bicycle Advisory Committee

Tuesday, 10/9/18, 7-9pm at City Hall's Lovejoy Room, 1221 SW 4th Ave

Community project planning session

Thursday, 9/20/18 from 6:30 - 8:00 pm at PNCA, 511 NW Broadway, Hammer Board Room

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