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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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Safe 82nd Ave

By Izzy | May 19, 2021

UPDATE 6/29/21 When our community comes together we can achieve great things! On June 24 state leaders announced $80 million in funding for 82nd ave. This funding in addition to the $70 million pledged from ODOT and $35 million from PBOT will bring together $185 million for upgraded signals, lighting, ADA ramps, pavement, and other …

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A Brief Walk Through Portland Baseball History

By Izzy | April 7, 2021

Calling all baseball fans! ⚾️ April is the beginning of baseball season and what better way to celebrate than with a walk that shares the rich history of Portland baseball. It’s a short 1.5-mile walk, one way. Check out the former site Vaughn Street Park where the Portland Rosebuds and Portland Beavers called home, learn …

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Walkers at Next Level Health Walk

We Walk: Black Walking Initiative

By Izzy | February 1, 2021

This month is Black History Month across our nation, and Oregon Walks is rolling out our We Walk: Black Walking Initiative. This program highlights the need for Black people to feel safe walking in the public right of way or on trails and recreational spaces in Oregon. The need for Black Portlanders to reclaim their …

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