Ways To Get Involved
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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Each year, members and supporters of Oregon Walks gather to break bread, celebrate, honor, and raise funds for the organization. We call this event–this party!–Walkstars. This year we are gathering on Saturday, September 30th at Zenger Farms from 5-7:30pm. We are incredibly excited to come together, in person, for the first time in years. We …
Over the years, Oregon Walks programming has been made possible by incredible partners who put their time, energy, and passion for community into everything they do. When we reached out to the Multnomah County Library on Belmont last year as our Black to Nature Walking Series launched, Jeanie Diaz responded with excitement to engage. As …
Over the course of a few months, Portland Community College students Robbie Ippolito and Donovan Murphy partnered with Oregon Walks to address the 181 recent sidewalk closures that ODOT announced in February of this year. In one of their spring Geographic Information Systems (GIS) courses, these two students created a phenomenal database that lets users …