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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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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 …
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 …
Walks happening this week, September 1-7 Walk leaders came up with some creative walks this week!
Advocating for safe, convenient, and attractive walking conditions for every person in Oregon.