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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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Welcome Our New Executive Director, Ashton Simpson

By Izzy | December 21, 2020

Welcome Our New Executive Director, Ashton Simpson Oregon Walks is excited to introduce our new Executive Director, Ashton Simpson. Ashton is a community organizer, former U.S. Air Force Civil Engineering Technician, and a graduate of PSU’s Community Development undergraduate program. In his most recent role at The Rosewood Initiative, he served as Community Asset Director, providing …

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2020,What a Year

By Izzy | December 15, 2020

Dear friends, If 2020 made one thing clear, it is that walking is a solution for climate, health, social, and transportation justice. The pandemic, protests, and politics overwhelmed us this year. Walking and rolling outside kept us connected to our bodies and communities. Oregon Walks has been working for decades to promote walking and make …

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Aloha To Oregon Walks Executive Director

By Izzy | October 8, 2020

Dear walking and rolling advocates, Serving as the Executive Director at Oregon Walks is both an honor and incredible joy. I recently reread the inaugural letter I sent to Oregon Walks membership. In it I wrote: “I am humbled by the commitment of our staff, volunteers, board, donors, and supporters; and I am so excited …

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