NW 15th Street Neighborhood Greenway Project

PBOT greenway sign

The Project Area

NW 15th and Galveston

This is the top of the project area and will extend to NW 15th and Simpson.

NW 15th and Simpson

This is the southern end of the project area.

Pins mark the north and south ends of the project

What is a Neighborhood Greenway?

Neighborhood Greenways 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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You Can Support Greenways and Lowering Speed Limits

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To Dos

  1. Make a petition for neighborhood signatures
  2. Create a "NW 15th Street Greenway features" survey
  3. Distribute the survey
  4. Post results - see what you want and where you want it
  5. Create a short-term greenway pilot plan

Project Milestones

(red text denotes current step)

  1. Decide: Project scope and objectives
  2. Decide: Traffic calming and greenway feature preferences
  3. Decide: Strategies for communications
  4. Decide: Stakeholders to engage and at what point
  5. Engage more neighbors and build support
  6. Fundraise
  7. Present to City Council
  8. Implement

Greenway Features

Take the Survey

Mini Roundabout

  • Reduces approach speeds at intersections
  • Reduces driving sightlines / sense of thoroughfare
  • More continuous flow for cyclists
  • Low maintenance costs


  • Create lateral deflections in the roadway causing drivers to reduce speed
  • Reduces speeds without limiting access
  • Provides opportunity for landscaping
  • Can impact parking


  • 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

Curb Extension

  • 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