Many pedestrians, including transit riders, are unfamiliar with the traffic laws that protect them. There are limited opportunities for people to learn about pedestrian and transit safety. Walk Smart classes provide on-the-street experience to increase the understanding and comfort level of people regarding pedestrian safety and existing opportunities for transit use.
The program is supported through a grant to Oregon Walks from the Northwest Health Foundation. Oregon Walks has developed the program in coordination with local police departments, Elders in Action, and the Immigrant Refugee Community Organization (IRCO).