This page is meant to serve as a clearinghouse of the latest goings-on in the City of Bend's multi-year plan to implement a connected network of greenways. They will serve as an importance piece in achieving the overall goal of safe active transportation options for a wide range of ages and abilities. We plan to continue to champion their widespread implementation.
What is a Neighborhood Greenway?
They are residential streets with low volumes of auto traffic and low speeds where bicycles and pedestrians are given priority.
Watch the video below for an overview of the work we've been doing to implement them in Bend.
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To celebrate the completion of the NE 6th and NW 15th Streets Neighborhood Greenways, the City is hosting a small celebration. Date/Time: 4:00-5:30 p.m. on Friday July 12, 2019 Location: Orchard Park @ 2001 NE 6th Street, Bend Meet near the pavilion in the middle of...read more
Marshall Greene speaking to City Council in support of keeping the Neighborhood Greenway on Milwaukee.Our heartfelt thanks to all of you who submitted an email in support of restoring the planned NW Milwaukee Neighborhood Greenway. The community spoke out and our...read more
Riding on NW Milwaukee in BendDo You Agree with the Reroute? Our roads are public property and maintained by our local and state government entities so all people can use and benefit from them. That doesn't seem to be what some in the community believe. Bend Bikes...read more
At the March 20th City Council Meeting (read below for details) Transportation staff from the City of Bend will soon present the first reading of an ordinance that will allow them to reduce a roadway's posted speed to 20 mph if it: Is primarily a residential street,...read more
We are unhappy to report that the city’s implementation of the Phase 1 greenway plans will be delayed until Spring 2019read more
City staffers will hold open houses this week for Neighborhood Greenway projects on NE 6th and NW 15th. They are part the city's standard outreach playbook to collect public input. NE 6th Neighborhood Greenway Open House Date: Tuesday, March 20th from 5:30 to 7:30pm...read more
Last month the City considered several transportation funding options and chose a “Blended Approach” (Option 3) to recommend to City Council. If adopted, this would allocate as much as $1 million for Greenway implementation over the next 5 years. Last week, the City...read more
Last Sunday evening, about 20-25 neighbors joined Lucas Freeman and Aron Yarmo, of Bend Bikes, to discuss how to calm traffic on NW 15th Street and create a Greenway which will make NW 15th safer and more pleasant to walk, bike and drive on. A huge thank you goes out...read more
- Reduces approach speeds at intersections
- Reduces driving sightlines / sense of thoroughfare
- More continuous flow for cyclists
- Low maintenance costs
- Help control traffic volumes
- Deters "cut-through" traffic
- Can cause access issues for locals
Speed Humps/Speed Tables
- Big brothers of speed bumps
- Reduce auto speeds and volumes
- The City's first responders warming up to use of speed humps
- Increases visibility of pedestrians
- Shortens crossing distance of street
- Visually narrows the streetscape
- May not be feasible without sidewalks
Green Colored Paint
- Increases awareness of bike traffic
- Increases predictability of path of travel
- Inexpensive but subject to wear and snow cover