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Oregon Walks is dedicated to promoting walking and making the conditions for walking safe, convenient and attractive throughout Oregon.

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Portland Public Schools Safe Routes to School walk at Scott Elementary

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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2020 Oregon Walkstar Awards

By Izzy | March 5, 2020

Join us at the Oregon Walkstar Awards (formerly the Weston Awards), on Friday, May 8th, at the Portland Hilton in Downtown Portland. Nominate your Walkstar Today Nominate someone/group you consider a walkstar! Walkstar winners are community organizers, rabblerousing groups, business leaders, or neighborhood superstars who have shown commitment and dedication to making our streets more …

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Nightshot of Downtown Portland

2020 Community Challenge Walking Grants: Oregon Edition

By Izzy | February 24, 2020

Oregon Walks is thrilled to announce the 2020 Community Challenge Walking Grants: Oregon Edition This year, we have awarded five grantees with small grants to seed walking projects. The awardees are as follows: Beyond Black CDC is an African American/ Black Community Development Corporation that aims to strengthen the African American/Black community in Rockwood by …

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Two People Walking

2019 Highlights

By Izzy | January 14, 2020

Happy 2020 Friends!   As we walk into this new year, I feel incredibly grateful for the work of walkstars like you who are helping Oregon Walks fight to promote walking as a climate justice, health justice, and transportation justice issue. Soon, we’ll be sending out our 2019 annual report, but in the meantime, I …

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