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The City of Portland, Oregon

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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Northwest in Motion

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Northwest in Motion will help make Portland’s Northwest District safer and more convenient for walking, biking, and taking public transit. It will develop a list of specific projects that we can build in and around the neighborhood over the next five years.



PBOT has completed the Public Review Draft of Northwest in Motion and wants to hear what you think about the overall plan and its recommended projects, programs, and policies. Your feedback will help the project team refine the plan recommendations before submitting a final recommended draft plan to City Council for consideration in early 2020.

You can also always submit written feedback by email at


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Learn about the Planning Process

Project Overview Phase 1 Phase 2 

Phase 3 Phase 4 Phase 5

Major outcomes of Northwest in Motion include:

  • A prioritized list of walking, bicycling, and transit projects to guide investment of parking meter/ permit revenue and other funding
  • A feasible strategy for upgrading existing neighborhood greenways in NW to meet established neighborhood greenway guidelines
  • Changes to street classifications and designs to clarify modal priorities and support the overall goals of the project


Click here to review timeline.

Area Overview

The project area includes the inner Northwest neighborhoods bounded by Hwy 30, I-405, Burnside, and the West Hills. Located on the west side of the Willamette River it is within a mile of downtown Portland. The area is home to some of the oldest and most densely populated portions of the city with a diverse mix of single family homes and apartments, commercial, residential, and industrial uses, as well as numerous regionally important religious and community organizations. The heart of the neighborhood is the Alphabet District, a local and national historic area centered around  NW 23rd Avenue, a major shopping and dining destination for the region.


Contact: or Zef Wagner at 503.823.7164

Learn more about these area-related projects currently under or soon to be in construction:

Learn more and provide feedback on these projects currently in design:

Updated: 01/08/2020

Northwest in Motion - Public Review Draft

Northwest in Motion - Public Review Draft