Oregon Walks has been fighting to improve conditions for pedestrians in our state for over two decades; we’ve learned to play the long game and the value of looking at a situation through a multitude of lenses. Our lives, like our roads, are intersectional, and we believe in surfacing multiple perspectives when addressing the question of how we invest public funds for public good.

In drafting our statement in opposition of ODOT’s proposed expansion to I-5 in Portland through the Rose Quarter, we have listened to and learned from many: the dedicated members on the Oregon Walks Plans and Projects committee who have been tracking this project since day one, the volunteers of the City of Portland's Pedestrian Advisory Committee who give their time and expertise to ensure safe pedestrian conditions in all city projects, the team at No More Freeways galvanizing active transportation activists organizing a passionate resistance to I-5 freeway expansion, and the leaders of Albina Vision Trust who are offering a beautiful vision and process for what could be done to rebuild what was once a thriving neighborhood and the heart of the black community in Portland.

In its current form, we oppose ODOT’s proposed expansion to I-5 in Portland through the Rose Quarter. Instead, we encourage ODOT to slow down the process to ensure that any I-5 plan and changes in the Rose Quarter:


With another transportation trivia in the books, we want to share this great write up of the event by Yashar Vasef of Community Cycling Center, originally posted on BikePortland.

We would also like to offer a correction to one of the trivia answers. The question "In The Office, Jim moves from Scranton to a new city and starts bicycle commuting.  To which city did he move? " The correct answer is Stamford. We apologize for any confusion and thanks to The Office fans for bringing this to our attention. 

Oregon Walks is a proud member of the Getting There Together coalition. One of our colation members, 1000 Friends of Oregon, shared some thoughts on the newly appointed Metro Transportation Funding Task Force. 

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