Saturday, January 7, 2012

Neighborhood Greenways Outreach Project

Neighborhood Greenways Outreach Project

In the spring and summer of 2012, the Portland Bureau of Transportation (PBOT) will be promoting select Neighborhood Greenways – Portland’s best streets for walking and bicycling – in North and Northeast Portland.

The outreach campaign will focus on the Going Street and N Michigan Avenue Neighborhood Greenways and the surrounding neighborhoods and business districts.  As part of the campaign, artistic street sign toppers of bicycles and people walking will be installed.  These signs will help people identify that they are on a Neighborhood Greenway and add a little art to the streets!  This marks the second time that PBOT will install street sign toppers; the first installation occurred in Southeast Portland on Clinton Street ( for more details).

In addition to installing street sign toppers, PBOT will be hosting community events on the Going Street and Michigan Avenue Neighborhood Greenways and offering promotional incentives to residents and businesses near the streets.  For more information visit, and click on the “Going to the River” link.

Funding for the Neighborhood Greenway outreach project comes from a grant awarded by the Oregon Department of Transportation.  The grant project, called “Going to the River,” funds bicycle and pedestrian improvements in North and Northeast Portland, including Swan Island.

For more information, you may also contact Scott Cohen at (503) 823-5345 or