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The City of Portland, Oregon

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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About the Portland Pedestrian Advisory Committee

The PAC is a 15-person committee that advises the City on all matters that encourage and enhance walking as a means of transportation, recreation, wellness, and environmental enhancement, and generally works to make Portland a better city for pedestrians. The committee is comprised of a cross-section of Portlanders, including walking and mobility advocates, neighborhood activists, urban planning professionals, and residents at-large. We advocate on transportation issues that affect pedestrians and the pedestrian environment by:

  • Reviewing and making recommendations on Capital Improvement Projects developed within the City boundaries by governmental agencies to ensure that pedestrian needs and pedestrian facilities are given full attention
  • Providing staff with comment and recommendations relating to urban design and planning issues including transportation needs and other elements of the public realm and the pedestrian environment
  • Reviewing and making recommendations on planning documents prepared by City bureaus affecting pedestrians and pedestrian facilities
  • Reviewing and making recommendations regarding funding priorities for Capital Improvement Projects and other activities insofar as they relate to Pedestrians
  • Advising Bureau of Transportation staff on issues related to public involvement
  • Advising City staff on issues related to promoting pedestrian safety and education
  • Promoting walking as the most environmentally friendly form of transportation, and for health and recreation
  • Monitoring implementation of PedPDX, Portland’s Citywide Pedestrian Master Plan (currently in progress)

PAC members are appointed by the Commissioner in charge of Transportation, and serve four-year terms.

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 Attend a PAC Meeting

The PAC meets the third Tuesday of each month. Meetings are 6:00-8:00pm at City Hall. Members of the public are always welcome.

Current Members

Brenda Martin
Elaine O'Keefe
Brian Landoe
Mark Person
Patricia Jewitt
Evelyn Ferreira
Zachary Katz
Matthew Hall
Kenzie Woods
Josh Channell
Tiel Jackson
Josh Roll
Janine Gates
Ashley Schofield
Elka Grisham

Current Alternates

Don Baack
Kelly Reid
Jim Fairchild
Felice Kelly
Marcella Crowson
Zoe Klingmann
Andrea Peruzzi
Kevin Glenn

Staff Contacts / Additional Questions

General questions about the Pedestrian Advisory Committee can be directed to Michelle Marx at