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SmartTrips Southwest (2008 SmartTrips program)

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- 2008 -

Senior Strolls Ten Toe Express Women on Bikes  Portland By Cycle

Travel Smart with SmartTrips Southwest!

What moves around the City offering fun programs and activities celebrating Portland as one of the most livable cities in the US? It's called SmartTrips. SmartTrips is a comprehensive approach to reduce drive-alone trips and increase biking, walking, public transit ridership, carpooling, car sharing and combining trips.  Key components include biking and walking maps and organized activities which get people out in their neighborhoods to shop, work, and discover how many trips they can easily, conveniently and safely make without using a car.

The 2008 SmartTrips Southwest area included Ashcreek, Bridlemile, Crestwood, Hayhurst, Healy Heights, Hillsdale, Homestead, Maplewood, Markham, Multnomah, South Burlingame, and the South Portland (formerly Corbett-Terwilliger Lair Hill), neighborhoods. 

Read the full final report here (PDF, 487 kb).

The SmartTrips Southwest Order Form was mailed to every household in the target area between April & May 2008. The order form offered many resources to help area residents discover the ease of getting around Portland by foot and by bike, transit or carpool.

Residents who placed orders received a bag like this, filled with travel tools, delivered by bike!

For the fifth year in a row, Transportation Options partnered with Kaiser Permanente to offer the Ten Toe Express walking campaign. SmartTrips Southwest residents could order a free walking kit complete with a pedometer, a short-tripper coupon book for discounts at local businesses and a schedule of guided walks highlighting areas of interest in the community. Options also offered weekday Senior Strolls, shorter walks for seniors who want to stay active and experience great Portland neighborhoods.

The Portland By Cycle and Women on Bikes programs led guided bike rides and offered clinics to help new riders hone their skills. A free bike kit was also offered, including the Short Tripper coupon book and other essential resources for the new or seasoned cyclist.

Residents could also see the Options Mobile, a colorfully-wrapped hybrid car, at local neighborhood and street fairs and farmers market throughout the spring and summer.

For more information call:

Linda Ginenthal, SmartTrips Program Manager, Linda[dot]Ginenthal{at} 503-823-5266