URMD Pedestrian and Biking Improvement Projects

The Urban Road Maintenance District (URMD) funds small-scale pedestrian and biking improvement projects, including sidewalks, pathways and bike lanes. Since 2011, 62 URMD Pedestrian and Biking Improvement Projects totaling over $23 million have been funded.

To be eligible, a proposed project must:

  • Improve a specific pedestrian or biking safety concern
  • Address a connectivity need (fill in a pedestrian or biking gap)
  • Be located within the URMD
  • Not already be on the candidate list

If you have a suggestion for an improvement, you can submit it to be added to be reviewed and added to the candidate map. Candidates are reviewed when funding becomes available within the URMD Pedestrian and Biking Improvement Program.

The Urban Road Maintenance District Advisory Committee (URMDAC) reviews the candidate list every other year to identify projects for funding for the next two fiscal years. You will be given an opportunity to comment to help inform URMDAC on their recommendation to the Board of County Commissioners for funding approval. 

The URMD Pedestrian and Biking Improvements Map features all improvement candidates, as well as funded projects. 

For more information, email our Community Program Coordinator, or call 503-846-7615.


Recent URMD Pedestrian and Biking Improvement Projects

FY 2022-23 and FY 2023-24 Funded Projects (planning phase)

Pedestrian crossings

  • 185th Avenue and Pheasant Lane
  • 185th Avenue and Pike Street
  • Beef Bend Road and Peachtree Drive
  • Bethany Boulevard and Mitchell Avenue
  • Garden Home Boulevard and 84th Avenue
  • Kaiser Road and 147th
  • Laidlaw Road and Waterhouse Trail


  • 188th Avenue, Kinnaman Road to Blanton Street, east side of the road
  • 195th Avenue, Keena Court to Farmington Road, west side of the road
  • Ewen Drive/Augusta Lane, 18235 Ewen Drive to 178th Place, north side of the road
  • Greenwood Drive, 135th Avenue to the fire gate, north side of the road
  • Huntington Avenue, Cedar Hills Boulevard to Glenhaven Street, both sides of the road


FY 2020-21 and FY 2021-22 Funded Projects (in design or construction phase)

FY 2018-19 and FY 2019-20 Funded Projects (in construction or completed)