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The Green Grid

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Portland's Neighborhood Greenways (formerly Bike Boulevards) are great streets to walk, bike, play, and live.  Neighborhood Greenways are low-traffic residential streets that PBOT and other city bureaus upgrade to improve for walking and bicycling and for the city's health. 

We're putting in bioswales to treat storm water and improve watershed health.  We're building protected crossings at busy streets to make it safer and easier for people walking and bicycling to get across the street. We're working with Friends of Trees and the Grey to Green program to plant trees.  We're coordinating with Audubon Society and Columbia Land Trust to help certify backyard wildlife habitats.  We really expect Neighborhood Greenways to eventually be a trail-like experience.

So where are these Neighborhood Greenways?  Great question.

Click the map to see a larger image

We made this map by modifying Joshua Cohen's animation that does a fantastic job explaining the history and future of Neighborhood Greenways.

All of the corridors shown on the map have either 1) been constructed, 2) are being constructed now or this summer, or 3) are slated to be built in 2012/2013.  (This map is NOT an official PBOT planning document, so things could definitely change depending on funding and opportunities.)

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Timo Forsberg

March 29, 2011 at 1:23 PM

And now a word from our sponsor:

PBOT invites you to Ride the Neighborhood Greenways!

You can see the greenways at any time, but this summer you can join the Portland By Cycle series of guided bike rides and hear actual traffic wonks talk about them. Check out the...

August 3: Potential N'hood G'ways Ride
August 9: Going to the River Ride
August 16: Concord to Kenton Ride

In fact most of our relaxed-pace rides will spend some time on the Neighborhood Greenways - that's what helps make them relaxed!

Rides happen every Tuesday and Wednesday evening in July and August, 6 pm to about 8pm.

See the full schedule here:

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