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News Blog: Northwest in Motion online open house seeks feedback about active transportation needs in inner Northwest Portland

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Northwest in Motion online open house seeks feedback about active transportation needs in inner Northwest Portland

Submit your comments by Friday, August 10th!

(Aug. 2, 2018) Our Northwest in Motion online open house is underway 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 the Northwest District neighborhood? Your feedback will help the Portland Bureau of Transportation create a list of specific projects that we can build in and around the neighborhood over the next five years. The online open house includes an interactive comment map where you can point out specific issues that you would like PBOT to address. There are only nine days left to give us your feedback. 

Please submit your comments by Friday, August 10th! 

Northwest in Motion video

Click to watch PBOT's Northwest in Motion explanatory video.

This project will focus on small-scale improvements that could be built in the next five years to fill the gaps and deficiencies in the existing biking and walking network and promote increased transit ridership in the Northwest District. These projects could include improvements like: 

  • Marked crosswalks 
  • Curb extensions 
  • Sidewalk improvements 
  • New and improved bike routes 
  • Transit stop improvements 

Northwest In Motion will develop a five-year active transportation implementation strategy to provide walking, bicycling, and public transit improvements in the Northwest District neighborhood, a vibrant area that is rapidly growing with housing and jobs in inner Northwest Portland. The plan will identify, develop, and prioritize multimodal transportation investments to provide safety for vulnerable roadway users, reduce conflict between transportation 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 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 

Northwest in Motion aims to give people more choices for daily travel. Giving people more transportation options like walking, bicycling, and public transit means they have the choice to bypass traffic congestion, use limited roadway space more efficiently, and avoid having to look for scarce on-street parking. Providing people these choices will be especially important as the neighborhood continues to grow as a residential, commercial, and employment destination.  

Learn more about Northwest in Motion at  

For more information, or to request a presentation from PBOT regarding the project, contact Zef Wagner, PBOT transportation planner, at 503-823-7164, or