The Portland Bureau of Transportation (PBOT) will enhance the NW Johnson Neighborhood Greenway and NW Marshall Neighborhood Greenway to create low-stress neighborhood streets that are great places to walk, bike, roll, and play.
What's happening now?
Construction will take place in Spring 2021. PBOT started preliminary work in February, including new and updated crosswalk markings, modifying certain parking signs, and spray painting some in-street markings that crews will use for measuring the locations of future work.
PBOT has ordered the concrete barrels that will form the project’s traffic diverters. The earliest the traffic diverters could be installed is late February. It is likely that the traffic pattern changes at NW Johnson and 12th and NW Johnson and 14th will be installed first.
PBOT’s Maintenance Operations crews are preforming the work of the NW Johnson and NW Marshall Neighborhood Greenway Project. PBOT’s Maintenance Operations crews perform many projects throughout the city each week. Their schedule can be impacted by factors like weather, staff schedule staggering due to Covid-19, and other projects demands around the city.
Project background and description
The project was identified by the Northwest in Motion Plan, which represents over two years of analysis, community outreach, and problem-solving to improve walking, biking, and public transit in the Northwest District and surrounding area.
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Portland's neighborhood greenways are designed to be calm streets that provide a safe and comfortable biking and walking experience. Neighborhood greenways typically feature a shared street environment rather than separated bike lanes, and use elements such as speed bumps, traffic diverters, enhanced crossings, and wayfinding to ensure that the street is clearly prioritized for people walking and biking while preserving local motor vehicle access.