The Weekly Walk-Up : 10/15/2012

A summary of our "Feets Tweets" for the past week. For real-time updates, follow us on Twitter at @WPCWalks.

 
Walktober continues! Among the exciting walks scheduled for the week is the Lunchtime walk near Lloyd Center or AARP walk on Mt. Talbert ((Tuesday), a Pedestrian Legal Clinic with Ray Thomas (Wednesday), the Hidden Portland tour (Friday), or get in the mood for Halloween with a Mausoleum Walk (Friday).
 So many options!
 
Nominations for The Weston Awards is open until this Wednesday. Know someone who has helped make walking better for everyone? Nominate your Weston.
 
Speaking of The Weston Awards, they are November 10th. Tickets are on sale now for the 2nd annual event. Get your tickets before they're gone.
 
German commuters have many similarities to American commuters. Industrialization after the war, high car ownership, massive highway system... yet they are five times more likely to ride public transport. Here is an Atlantic article about why this might be.

 
Light rail in the 'Couve? Measure 1 looks likely to succeed.

 
And the big news in regional transportation funding is that the Metro council voted against maintaining the 75/25 split for federal funds, in spite of a coalition led by the BTA and supported by the WPC. Bike Portland has a nice summary here.

 
Thoughts on the walk-up? Something we missed? Contact Communication Intern Jason Lang at jason@wpcwalks.org.