Better Broadway – Thank You

Thank you to everyone who made Better Broadway possible! For the first time in over 70 years people were able to experience a different vision for NE Broadway.

We heard a lot of feedback from people about the experiment, both in support of safer crossings and other pedestrian improvements and with concerns about the impacts of possible slower car traffic and confusion about car parking. We thank everyone who shared their thoughts with us.  After hearing feedback, we scaled down the project and clarified parking. We will be looking at the data the city collected as well as our survey results and will produce and share a report in the next several months.

We welcome volunteers to help us make this report and continue outreach – contact us at to get involved. Our original outreach involved hand delivering flyers 3 separate times as well as emails through the NE Broadway Business Association, surrounding neighborhood associations, newsletters, and flyers on telephone poles. Any ideas on how we can improve this outreach are appreciated.

To participate in the survey go to the Better Block PDX website here:
To share your pictures or videos with project team visit:
The future of NE Broadway has always been in the hands of those who use it. How our streets work impacts what kind of activities can occur in and around them. As our communities and expectations of our city change it is important to keep an open mind about what our streets should look like. We hope that we have inspired people that change is always possible.

Thank you all for the opportunity to build a better Broadway. We especially appreciate all the businesses who have supported this project. From expanding beyond your doors to financial support, the passion of the businesses on Broadway inspired all of us. Below are some pictures of the last week.


Better Block PDX – NE Broadway Team