Weekly Walk-Up 8/6/2012

 

A summary of our "Feets Tweets" for the past week. For real-time updates, follow us on Twitter at @WPCWalks.
 
Mike Samuelson of the Open Streets Project reflects on Sunday Parkways, and how people, cars, streets and businesses can co-exist.
 
The Portland Bureau of Transporattion pushes for safety improvements at “the box” - the intersection of Broadway, Flint & Wheeler. Details over the wrangling for funds and what to do at BikePortland
 
Derek Dauphin, a Portland State student and WPC membership volunteer, is in China and has some reflections on walking in both places.
 
Do you like Bridges? ODOT is on schedule to re-open the the bridge between West Linn and Oregon City on October 15th to cars. But, on October 12th through the 14th, the Willamette Falls Festival will be happening, and during that time, the bridge will be open to the public, but closed to car and truck traffic! Hang out on a historic bridge with a great view of Willamette Falls.
 
The Oregonian's Joseph Rose discusses traffic safety for kids. With clips from Spongebob, Goofy, They Might Be Giants, and Batman!
 
WPC's Stephanie Routh had a recent OpEd in the Oregonian about the effect the recently passed federal transporattion authorization bill - MAP-21 - will have on local traffic safety.
 
And finally, our own Alexis Grant started a blog on the WPC site, detailing the small cool things she comes across on her walks.
 
 
Thoughts on the walk-up? Something we missed? Contact Communication Intern Jason Lang at JasonALang@aol.com.