Skip to Main Content View Text-Only

Portland Bureau of Transportation

Phone: 503-823-5185

Fax: 503-823-7576

1120 SW Fifth Ave, Suite 800, Portland, OR 97204

More Contact Info


1120 SW Fifth Ave, Suite 800
Portland, OR 97204


Alexis Gabriel, Pedestrian Coordinator


Subscribe to RSS feed

Most Recent

View More

Pedestrian Advisory Committee

  • What is the PAC?

  • How to Join the Pedestrian Advisory Committee

  • Come to a PAC Meeting

Interested in making Portland a more comfortable, safe, and attractive place to walk?

Want to learn more about the policies, programs, and planning efforts that impact walkability in Portland?

Then YOU should attend a Pedestrian Advisory Committee meeting! We do have official members, but the public is ALWAYS invited.

The next meeting is Tuesday, July 19th. This meeting will be the Annual PAC Walking Tour. 

The July 19th meeting will not occur at the regular meeting space. 

  • Tuesday, July 19, 2016, which is the regular PAC meeting day of the month (3rd Tuesday).
  • The PAC will not hold a regular meeting in July, instead we are taking to the streets for our annual walking tour
  • We will meet at 6:00 pm at Alice Ott Middle School (12500 SE Ramona St, Portland, OR 97236) (Parking lot available)

***Regular meeting time and place:

Third Tuesday of the month

6:00pm in The Portland Building (1120 SW 5th Ave), 8th Floor, Hawthorne Room

What is the Pedestrian Advisory Committee?

The PAC advises the City of Portland – particularly the Bureau of Transportation – on matters that encourage and enhance walking as a means of transportation, recreation, wellness and environmental enhancement. The PAC is a 9- to 15-person committee that represents a cross-section of Portlanders, including walking and mobility advocates, neighborhood activists, environmental design professionals and citizens-at-large.

The PAC meets the third Tuesday evening each month. Members are appointed to a 4-year term. PAC member activities include, but are not limited to, reviewing and making recommendations on:

  • planning documents affecting pedestrians
  • pedestrian projects
  • projects with pedestrian facilities
  • funding priorities for pedestrian-related projects
  • activities of other jurisdictions that affect pedestrians in Portland
  • maintaining and periodically updating the Portland Pedestrian Design Guide and Pedestrian Master Plan

Qualified individuals must:

  • be a resident of or own a business in the City of Portland
  • have an interest in promoting the use of walking for transportation and recreation
  • commit to attend monthly meetings and participate in the work of the committee


Current Members: 

Rebecca Hamilton (Co-Chair), Roger Averbeck (Co-Chair), Arlene Kimura, Anthony Buczek, Chase Ballew, David Crout, Eve Nilenders, Doug Klotz, Scott Kocher, Rod Merrick, Suzanne Stahl, Brenda Martin, Mandia Gonzales, and Elaine O'Keefe.

Staff contact or more information:  Michelle Marx, 503-823-4589,