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Portland Bureau of Transportation

Phone: 503-823-5185

Fax: 503-823-7576

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

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Pedestrian Resource Guide for Portland

Did you know?

  • Portland was the second city in the US to organize pedestrian advocacy with the founding of the Willamette Pedestrian Coalition (now Oregon Walks) in 1991.

  • In Portland over 32% of trips to school are on foot, compared to 11% nationally. (Source: Portland Safe Routes to School, 2013 data)

  • Portland has 165 public staircases with about 9,000 public steps. (Source: Portland’s Little Red Book of Stairs by Stefan Young)


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Organized Walks

Let someone else plan for you

Get to Know Your Streets

Crosswalks, signals and infrastructure

Exploring Portland

Maps and guides

The Benefits of Walking

Health, community and environment

Accessible Portland

Resources and connections

Extend Your Trip

Go Further With TriMet

Power to the Pedestrian

Advocacy groups and resources

Walking Websites

Get online to get outdoors

Pedestrian Tips

Have fun, be safe

City of Portland Resources

Maintenance and safety numbers

A Pedestrian's Guide to Portland - PDF Version

A PDF brochure of resources to get you moving in the right direction.