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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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Pedestrian Stories

View PedPDX Pedestrian Stories:

George's walking story  Peggy's walking story  Matthew's walking story  Evelyn's walking story  

David's walking story  Anjeanette's walking story   Shelley's walking story  Eric's walking story

Click a person above to discover a few Portlanders' stories.


Share your own pedestrian story with us!

Tell us about your walking experiences on Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter by tagging us at @PBOTinfo and using #PedPDX

Graduate student teams followed eight different people with different abilities, from different parts of the city as they narrated what walking means to them, the challenges they face walking in Portland, and their hopes for Portland as a great walking city for everyone. PedPDX is excited to share these Pedestrian Stories with the public and encourages public dialogue about people's own pedestrian stories.

Join the conversation on social media! Mention us @PBOTinfo #PedPDX

  • Why do you care about walking?
  • What do you experience walking where/how you walk/as who you are?
  • What are your hopes for Portland as a great walking city for everyone? 

PBOT would like to thank the following people and organizations for making this possible:

University of Oregon School of Journalism and Communications and the Agora Journalism Center

Andrew DeVigal: Chair in Journalism Innovation and Civic Engagement, Multimedia Journalism Master’s Program Co-Director, Professor of Practice

Graduate students of the UO SOJC Stories With Communities class:

“Eric” by Lathen Gorbett & Alex StPierre
“Evelyn” by Jeff Collet & Ben Mitchell
“David” by Mary Anne Funk
“Angeaneatte” by Gordon Klco & Patty Torchia
“Peggy” by Jay Kosa & Jack Fisher
“Matthew” by Elaine Waller Uchison
“George” by Danny Peterson
“Shelly” by Michelle Porter

Pedestrian Stories volunteers
Eric Koszyk, PedPDX Community Advisory Committee member
Evelyn Ferreira, PedPDX Community Advisory Committee member and PBOT Pedestrian Advisory Committee member
David Bouchard, PedPDX Community Advisory Committee member
Angeaneatte Brown, Walking While Black focus group participant
Peggy Alter, PedPDX Community Advisory Committee member
Matthew Denney, PedPDX Community Advisory Committee member
George Mayes, volunteer
Shelly Garteiz, PedPDX Community Advisory Committee member

Special Thank You to the City of Portland Commission on Disability (PCOD) for their sponsorship of two additional Pedestrian Stories by Viktoriia Haiboniuk (November, 2018):

Larry Cross, PCOD Commissioner, featured in Traveling with Larry

Myra Sicilia, PCOD Commissioner, featured in Rolling with Myra

THANK YOU to America Walks, for a microgrant in support of this work

    America Walks logo     SOJC logo

Above left: America Walks logo. Above right: UO SOJC logo.