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The Weekly Walk-Up : 7/30/2012

The Weekly Walk-Up : 7/30/2012

Speed limits, bike trails, commutes, and other news: a summary of our "Feets Tweets" for the past week. For real-time updates, follow us on Twitter at @WPCWalks or find us on Facebook.

The Weekly Walk-Up : 3/27/2012

A summary of our tweets for the last week (or so). For real-time updates, find us on Twitter at @WPCWalks.

Veggie carts, pharmacy carts, beer carts: PDX's coming sidewalk retail paradise

This guest post is by Michael Andersen of Portland Afoot, PDX's 10-minute newsmagazine about buses, bikes and low-car life.

The Weekly Walk-Up : 3/13/2012

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

The Weekly Walk-Up : 3/5/2012

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

Proposed federal transportation bill would be terrible for walking and biking (Margaux Mennesson)

Margaux Menneson is the Communication Director for the Bicycle Transportation Alliance. She is also a guest contributor to the WPC blog and Street Roots. Below, she shares some perspective on the national transportation bill.

The Weekly Walk-Up : 2/26/2011

A summary of our recent "Feets Tweets" - for real-time updates, follow us on Twitter at @WPCWalksWe start this week's walk-up with a focus on proposed changes to transportation, currently being debated in Congress.

It's the Little Things: Making walking dignified in the suburbs (Alexis Grant)

Alexis Grant is an advocate for active transportation in Portland and the metro area. She most recently was on staff at SMART Transit in Wilsonville as a Program Assistant in the Discover Wilsonville travel options marketing program. Through her commutes to Wilsonville, Grant gained some perspective on how walking can differ across our region.

As part of my job this summer in Wilsonville, I had the chance to spend time documenting concerns about active transportation infrastructure in the city. But I didn't expect that to start before I even arrived at the office.

The Weekly Walk-Up : 2/13/2012

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

We are excited to announce Steph Routh is continuing her great work with the WPC, stepping into the role of full-time Executive Director for the year 2012. Huzzah, Steph! We are lucky to have such a fabulous lady leading us forward.

Foot dependent: Why the future of walkability is Plaid Pantry, and vice versa

Second in a series by Michael Andersen, editor of Portland Afoot, PDX's 10-minute newsmagazine about buses, bikes & low-car life.

If Portland's transportation bosses know what they're doing, Plaid Pantry should be jumping for joy.

If there's a single retail company that might benefit most from the City of Portland's big plan to bejewel itself with 20-minute neighborhoods and engineer a dramatic shift in the way Portlanders get around, it's the Beaverton-based chain of mini-marts.