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A PBOT program for immediate and sustained progress to add sidewalks, stormwater management, and/or paving to unimproved neighborhood streets throughout the city.
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?
For more information, contact Anne Hill at Anne.Hill@portlandoregon.gov.