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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 1331, Portland, OR 97204

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Pedestrian Programs

There are tons of programs in Portland that encourage walking including:

Vision Zero

Portland is committed to ending traffic violence in our communities. Through the Vision Zero program, the City of Portland and our partners are working to eliminate deaths and serious injuries on our streets.

Safe Routes to School

A partnership between the City of Portland, schools, neighborhoods, community organizations and agencies, the City of Portland's Safe Routes to School program continues to increase safety and improve health for students and their families.

Neighborhood Greenways

Neighborhood Greenways are streets with low traffic volume and low speed where people walking and riding bikes are given priority on the road.

Neighborhood Streets

The Neighborhood Streets program focuses on improving unimproved (dirt and gravel) and under-improved (streets with some pavement and/or sidewalks but no curb).

Portland in the Streets

The Portland in the Streets program prioritizes people by encouraging different uses in the street, such as farmer's markets, block parties, street painting, and other creative uses.

Sunday Parkways

Sunday Parkways is Portland's open streets event where people can walk, bike, roll, and play in the street.

Pedestrian Network Completion

The Pedestrian Network Completion program is under construction.


National Bicycle and Pedestrian Documentation Project

Volunteer to collect pedestrian and bicycle count and survey data the second week of September

Other organizations that support walking

Organizations promoting walking and working for pedestrian safety locally and nationwide.

Neighborhood Greenways

Neighborhood Greenways are streets with low traffic volume and low speed where people walking and riding bikes are given priority on the road.

Neighborhood Streets

The Neighborhood Streets program focuses on improving unimproved (dirt and gravel) and under-improved (streets with some pavement and/or sidewalks but no curbs).

Portland in the Streets

The Portland in the Streets program prioritizes people by encouraging different uses in the street, such as farmer's markets, block parties, street painting, and other creative uses.

Safe Routes to School

The City of Portland's SRTS program continues to increase safety and improve health for students and their families.

Sunday Parkways

Portland's open streets event

Vision Zero

Portland is committed to ending traffic violence. Through the Vision Zero program, we are working to eliminate deaths and serious injuries on our streets.