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Portland Bureau of Transportation

Phone: 503-823-5185

Fax: 503-823-7576

1120 SW Fifth Ave, Suite 800, Portland, OR 97204

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Neighborhood Streets Program

unpaved street

A PBOT program for immediate and sustained progress to add sidewalks, stormwater management, and/or paving to unimproved neighborhood streets throughout the city. 

Do you live on a gravel street or a street that is missing a sidewalk and storm drainage?

We are holding two focus groups for residents of unimproved streets. Space is limited.

To participate go to:

Register for June 28 5:30-7:00pm - Westside Focus Group

Register for June 29 5:30-7:00pm - Eastside Focus Group

or leave a message at (503) 329-2344.


In Portland, a little less than 4% of the 1,181 miles of residential side streets are unimproved – dirt and gravel. Another 17% of these streets are under-improved – some pavement and/or sidewalks, but no street curb or storm drainage. Unimproved streets make it difficult for neighbors to safely and easily walk through their communities to get to work, school, parks, and shopping destinations.
In Spring 2016 the City adopted the Local Transportation Infrastructure Charge (LTIC), a charge on new infill development occurring on these streets in single-dwelling residential zones. With the charge in place, the City is now designing the Neighborhood Streets Program (NSP), a framework to determine project selection, outline design standards for the new improvements, and to establish the overall project financing strategy.


Learn more about the Neighborhood Streets Program

What is the Neighborhood Streets Program?

2-page program summary
Slide presentation on Neighborhood Streets Program

View a citywide map of Unimproved Residential Side Streets


For more information, contact Anne Hill at