Our Work

Neighbors For Smart Growth supports environmentally and socially responsible planning and projects. This includes projects that foster vibrant communities, promote sustainable land use, and incorporate elements such as green infrastructure and active recreation in a socially equitable manner. Our primary focus areas are listed below.

CanoeFocus Areas

• Vibrant Communities
• Sustainable Land Use
• Active Transportation
• Social Equity

Highlighted Projects

Johnson CreekNorth Johnson Creek Trail Extension
We are working to plan and implement a ped/bike path along Johnson Creek between SW 90th and 95th Ave. The project will increase access to transit and enhance the natural experience of trail users.

MAX stationWillow Creek Transit Center Ped/Bike Path
As part of a community effort, we successfully opposed the removal of a pedestrian and bicycle path at Willow Creek Transit Center, advocating instead for improved access and safety measures.

Sunset TCSunset Transit Center Community
Our members advocate for a vibrant Station Area and have gone before the Oregon Land Use Board of Appeals to challenge zoning decisions that compromised mixed-use development.

School BusSafe Routes to Schools
We support Safe Routes to Schools efforts and have successfully advocated for improved pedestrian infrastructure around Findley Elementary, West TV Elementary, Catlin Gabel, and other schools.

sunsetSave Cedar Mill Campaign
This successful campaign arose out of the community’s strong opposition to development of a Wal-Mart at SW Barnes Road and Cedar Hills Blvd. The proposal, which was rejected in 2006, would have negatively impacted traffic flows and livability.