By Kris McDowell
Back by popular demand, the Portland Bureau of Transportation (PBOT) is releasing new neighborhood greenway signs. With silhouetted figures biking, walking their dog and playing pick-up soccer, the cheery green and white signs serve as a valuable reminder to people driving by to slow down and look out for other people on the street.
Neighborhood greenways are quiet, slow streets that prioritize people walking, bicycling and rolling. Portland’s neighborhood greenway network connects neighborhoods, parks, schools and business districts. Speed bumps and traffic diversion are commonly used on greenways to help maintain slow speeds and traffic volumes.
Green wayfinding signs provide distance and estimated travel times for popular destinations and “sharrow” street markings indicate where to ride on the street with arrows to help people find their way. Portland has more than 100 miles of neighborhood greenways, stretching across every quadrant and corner of the city.
If you live on a neighborhood greenway, take your pick of two different neighborhood greenway yard signs to order at bit.ly/PBOTYardSigns. PBOT will deliver the sign to your door within two weeks.
Not sure if you live on a greenway? Put your address into the Portland by Cycle Online Map at bit.ly/PDXCycleMap and check to see if you are on the neighborhood greenway network.
Learn more about neighborhood greenways online bit.ly/WhatAreGreenways.