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How Do We Make Our Streets Safer?

We partner with community-based groups and organizations to listen and learn what walking issues are important to them.


We advocate with our partners for better laws, more sidewalks and signed crosswalks, education programs, community improvements designed for pedestrians, and increased funding to support these activities.

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Announcing Our Interim Executive Director – Zachary Lauritzen

By Izzy | December 13, 2022

Oregon Walks is excited to announce the naming of Zachary Lauritzen as our Interim Executive Director. For the previous two years, Oregon Walks was skillfully led by Metro Councillor-elect Ashton Simpson. As he transitions into this role, we want to thank him for his service to our organization. While we are sad to see Ashton …

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82nd Ave Coalition – The Latest

By Izzy | October 5, 2022

The Latest – September 28, 2022 This week the 82nd Ave Coalition teamed up with Multnomah County Commissioner Vega Pederson, State Representative Pham, Metro Councilor Hwang, and Portland Bureau of Transportation (PBOT) staff for a walk along 82nd from Foster to Bybee, over to Glenwood Park, and back. It was an opportunity to discuss some …

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Farewell, from Ashton Simpson

By Izzy | September 19, 2022

Hey everyone! As you may have already heard, I’m leaving my position as Executive Director here at Oregon Walks, and my last day is coming up at the end of this year. I wanted to take a moment to let you know how much I’ve enjoyed my time here—and you’ve played a part in that.  …

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