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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How Do We Make Safer Streets?

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. 

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Announcing Our Interim Executive Director – Zachary Lauritzen

By Izzy | December 13, 2022

Oregon Walks is excited to announce the naming of Zachary Lauritzen as our Interim Executive Director. For the previous two years, Oregon Walks was skillfully led by Metro Councillor-elect Ashton Simpson. As he transitions into this role, we want to thank him for his service to our organization. While we are sad to see Ashton …

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Farewell, from Ashton Simpson

By Izzy | September 19, 2022

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.  …

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82nd Ave Coalition Gathering

By Izzy | July 21, 2022

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, …

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