(August 13, 2015) Join the Pedestrian Advisory Committee (PAC) for their annual walking meeting on Tuesday, August 18 at 6 pm. Meet and depart from the east side of the Tilikum Crossing (at the MAX Station). The walk will cover approximately two miles, is ADA accessible and will take approximately two hours. Everyone is welcome and you don’t have to be a PAC member to join in the fun. Get a sneak peek at the route here!
This year the PAC’s Annual Walk welcomes Jeff Owen, TriMet’s Active Transportation Planner, and Carol Gossett, OMSI’s Property Development Manager, who will provide a tour of some of the new pedestrian infrastructure built to complement and get folks to and from the new MAX Orange Line.
The PAC is also recruiting new members and this walk is an opportunity to get an introduction to those currently serving on the committee and to find out how you can get involved in making Portland a better place to walk and roll. The PAC meets the third Tuesday evening each month and members are appointed to a 4-year term.
The PAC advises the City of Portland – particularly the Bureau of Transportation – on matters that encourage and improve 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. You can learn more about the PAC here.