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Portland Bureau of Transportation

Phone: 503-823-5185

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Northwest in Motion

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Help make Portland’s Northwest District safer and more convenient for walking, biking, and taking public transit!

PBOT recently launched the Northwest in Motion project and we want to hear from you! How can we expand opportunities for people to comfortably walk, bike, and take public transit in and around Northwest Portland?

Your feedback will help us create a list of specific projects that we can build in and around the neighborhood over the next five years.


Northwest in Motion Online Open House

EXTENDED to 5PM August 10, 2018!


Participate in our online open house and provide your ideas with an interactive comment map by identifying specific locations where it is challenging to safely or efficiently get around.

Northwest in Motion Pedalpalooza Ride
June 25, 2018, 5:00 – 7:00pm
Meet at southeast corner of Jamison Square (NW 10th & Johnson)
What better way to discuss bike improvements than touring the neighborhood by bike? This short loop ride will explore improvement areas being considered with this project, with a focus on low-traffic neighborhood greenways.

Sunday Parkways Green Loop: NW in Motion Bonus Ride
July 22, 2018, 11:00am
Meet at southeast corner of Wallace Park (NW 25th & Pettygrove)
Planning to participate in the Sunday Parkways Green Loop event?  Join our team for a bonus ride from the NW District to the Green Loop, and we’ll discuss areas that need improvements along the way.

Stay Involved

About Northwest in Motion

Northwest In Motion will engage the community to identify a five-year active transportation implementation strategy that will provide walking, bicycling, and transit improvements in the Northwest District town center, a rapidly-growing housing and jobs center in inner NW Portland. The plan will identify, develop, and prioritize multimodal transportation investments to provide safety for vulnerable roadway users, reduce conflict between modes, and give people living and working in the district more transportation options. Major outcomes 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


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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.

Maps of the study area

  Questions? Contact: or Francesca at 503.823.5282

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:

Page updated: 06/15/18

NWIM Timeline

Version 05.09.18