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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 Advisory Committee (PAC)

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.

Third Tuesday of the month

6:00pm in The Portland Building (1120 SW 5th Ave), 9th Floor, Broadway 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 

About the Pedestrian Advisory Committee

The Pedestrian Advisory Committee (PAC) provides a forum for citizens to become involved in establishing goals and policies for pedestrians in the city and for the Bureau of Transportation's services. The group represents a cross-section of Portland citizens including walking and mobility advocates, neighborhood activities, environmental design professionals, and citizens-at-large. In addition, the Pedestrian Coordinator assists with the PAC's efforts to advocate for pedestrian issues both in house and in the community.

The Portland Pedestrian Advisory Committee works to make Portland a better city for pedestrians.  We advise City Council and City staff on transportation issues that affect pedestrians and the pedestrian environment.  If these issues are of concern to you, consider applying to be a member of the City of Portland Pedestrian Advisory Committee.

The Portland Pedestrian Advisory Committee is a standing citizen advisory committee active since the early 1990s. The purpose of the Portland Pedestrian Advisory Committee is to advise the Mayor and City Council and City departments on all matters that encourage and enhance walking as a means of transportation, recreation, wellness, and environmental enhancement.

Current Members: Anthony Buczek (Co-Chair), Roger Averbeck (Co-Chair), Arlene Kimura, Brenda Martin, Brian Landoe, Chase Ballew, David Crout, Doug Klotz, Elaine O'Keefe, Eve Nilenders, Mark Person, Rebecca Hamilton,Rod Merrick, and Scott Kocher.

Alternates: Don Baack, and Gena Gastaldi.

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