OREGON WALKS

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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PedPDX Team

2019 Weston Winner: PedPDX Walking While Black Team

By Izzy | October 23, 2019

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 …

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Sam Thompson Weston Winner 2019

2019 Weston Winner: Samuel Thompson

By Izzy | October 16, 2019

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 …

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Sam Balto Weston Winner 2019

2019 Weston Winner: Sam Balto

By Izzy | October 10, 2019

2019 Weston Winner: Sam Balto Sam Balto is a Physical Education teacher and Safe Routes to School Champion at Cesar Chavez K-8 school in North Portland, Oregon. Growing up, Sam remembers walking to school with friends and taking the metro in Washington, DC.  These experiences helped Sam build a sense of independence and to view …

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