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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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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. …
On July 13th, Oregon Walks and its core partners–Asian Pacific American Network of Oregon (APANO), Unite Oregon, and Verde–hosted the first 82nd Ave Coalition meeting since the official transfer of 82nd Ave from the State of Oregon to the City of Portland. The group of 30 people shared stories of their experiences on/around 82nd Ave, …
In 2018, Portland Black community members across the diaspora (Immigrant, Afro-Indigenous, ADOS) came together to develop a framework that bridges the gap between our community and mainstream environmental justice efforts. This walking series will highlight important aspects of what became the Afro-Ecology Framework, including community, spirituality, and justice while connecting us back to our spaces …