March 2012: Walk to Work and more







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Willamette Pedestrian Coalition

 March 2012

In This Issue

Walk to Work Day April 6, 2012

Local Motion: Candidate Happy Hour
April 11 7:00-9:00pm

Oregon Active Transportation Summit
April 16-17

Volunteer Accountant Sought

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Walk to Work Day! April 6, 2012

Walk to Work from Living StreetsMake local history with us! Help us celebrate national Walk to Work Day on Friday April 6th, 2012, the event's inaugural year in Portland. 
The WPC - in partnership with the Portland Bureau of Ttansportation, BTA, KEEN Footwear, Upstream Public Health, Oregon Public Health Institute, Lloyd TMA, Swan Island TMA, and other partners - is organizing an event with four starting points in various parts of the city. We will start with some small deliciousness at each meet-up and then walk downtown, converging at City Hall for coffee and light breakfast before your work- or play day.
Following are the meet-up areas. We will have specific locations soon:
  • 34th & SE Belmont - meet 7:15am, walk 7:30am
  • 26th & SE Clinton - meet 7:30am, walk 7:45am
  • Leftbank Building (240 N. Broadway) - meet 7:30am, walk 7:45am
  • Lower MacLeay Park - meet 7:15am, walk 7:30am
RSVP to join us for Walk to Work Day here
This event coincides with Public Health Week, a time to unite around critical public health issues and focus our collective energy on the singular goal of helping people live longer, happier, healthier lives. Here is a growing list of the Week's events in Oregon.
National Walk to Work Day is held the first Friday of April in the USA, a tradition that began in 2004. For more information about the annual national event, I'd invite you to check out this link.

Local Motion: Portland City Council Candidates Discuss Active Transportation

Meet and mingle with the candidates vying for two Portland City Council seats. Bring your questions and ideas!

When: Wednesday, April 11 7:00-9:00pm
Where: The Someday Lounge
125 NW 5th Ave.
Portland, OR

Sponsors: 1000 Friends of Oregon, the Bicycle Transportation Alliance, Coalition for a Livable Future, OPAL Environmental Justice Oregon, Upstream Public Health, and Willamette Pedestrian Coalition

RSVP on Facebook

2012 Oregon Active Transportation Summit  April 16-17, Salem

Oregon Active Transportation SummitJoin us next month for the second edition of the Oregon Active Transportation Summit. The core of the conference begins Monday evening with the opening session, and continues all day Tuesday with dynamic speakers, more than two dozen breakout sessions and a lunchtime panel you won't want to miss.

Registration for the Oregon Active Transportation Summit is $50 per person.

The first day of the conference will include committee meetings ( click here for a schedule), with general registration open from 1-6 p.m. The opening general session, "The Future of Active Transportation," starts at 6 p.m. and features Alan Durning of the Sightline Institute. It will be followed by a networking reception.

Day Two begins with an opening session presentation by Anita Hairston of Policy Link. Three separate breakout sessions throughout the day offer attendees the chance to choose from 15 different topics, based on five central themes:
  • Economic Benefits
  • Advocacy
  • Planning, Technology and Tools
  • Funding
  • Equity and Social Justice
Click here to see a full agenda for the summit.

2012 Oregon Active Transportation Summit, April 16-17
Salem Conference Center
200 Commercial St. SE
Salem, Oregon 97301
Attendees $50; Vendors $30 • Cycle Oregon

Volunteer Accountant Sought

Are you a CPA who loves walkable communities? Do you know someone who is? The Willamette Pedestrian Coalition is seeing someone with expertise and delight in WPC's mission to help bring our organization to the next level regarding exciting topics such as Board reports and financial policies and standards.

If this is you, we would love to hear from you!
Steph Routh:; 503.223.1597

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