Walking Menu

Developing Walking Groups 

Purpose: Build community and promote health

Description: Create regular, recurring walks with people

Toolkit: Oregon Walks trains walk leaders, promotes walks, and builds capacity for walking programming
Example: Neighborwalks
Walkers at Next Level Health Walk


Purpose: Reimagine how we can use street infrastructure in ways that build community, demonstrate how streets may be used by walkers, and promote health.

Description: A pedestrian-focused, open streets event series celebrating Portland communities.

Toolkit: Oregon Walks shares the technical toolkit and assistance in the development, promotes Walkways, and builds capacity for walking programming.
Example: Lents Founder’s Fair, Cully Camina, and Rosewood Walkways, NextLevel Health Walks
Image of Cully Camina Open Streets Event


Purpose: Promote walking that is fun, healthy, and the opportunity to connect with unique people, places and ideas.

Description: A month-long series of walks hosted by individuals and groups who want to share places and ideas they are passionate about.

Toolkit: Oregon Walks provides open/online calendar, walk leader training, and promotes walks
Visit STEPtemberpdx.org for more info
STEPtember Kick off walk

Education and Empowerment Training

Purpose: Develop community capacity to improve walking options and conditions for walking.

Description: Help people and organizations identify and address barriers to walking accessibility.

Toolkit: Oregon Walks provides tools for gathering community feedback to identify barriers and solutions to walking accessibility, such as public speaking training, invitations to engage with policymakers, and other individualized solutions.
Examples: Latinas Guerreras, Community Action Group, Safe Routes to School/Fixing Our Street, Springtree Apartments School Bus Project, Healthy Options to School
Rosewood Community Advocacy Event

Build Your Own Walking Adventure!

Love walking? Want to infuse walking in your business, organization, community? Contact us! We’d love to build an individualized walking program with you. Let’s Innovate. Walk on!

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