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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Look no further! Explore our calendar of events that includes not only walks but other walking-related events happening in the Portland area.
Advocating for safe, convenient, and attractive walking conditions for every person in Oregon.
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Thank you to everyone who helped celebrate walking and the walkstars among us at the 2019 Weston Awards! The 2019 Weston Awards was an incredible celebration of walking. Old friends and new friends came together on November 8th because we believe walking is transportation justice, climate justice, and health justice. The 2019 Weston Awardees delivered …
2019 Weston Winner: PedPDX Walking While Black Team PedPDX is Portland’s new Citywide Pedestrian Plan, adopted by City Council in June 2019. PedPDX prioritizes sidewalk and crossing improvements along with other initiatives to make walking safer and more comfortable across the city. In the early work developing the work plan for PedPDX, project staff struggled …
2019 Weston Winner: Samuel Thompson Samuel Thompson is a longtime community leader who created a walking event in the heart of Northeast Portland focused specifically on Black and African American health called “Next Level Health Walk”. Using Northeast Sunday Parkways’ walking-only segment provided an opportunity to connect people to culturally specific healthcare providers, vendors, community …