Walkability Strategy Summit
Strengthening Active Transportation in Portland, Washington County, and Beyond
Join Oregon Walks and America Walks on Thursday, September 26, from 9-5, at the Beaverton Round Executive Suites, as we bring together up to 70 local leaders and community members to apply their talents and expertise to develop a strategy to increase walkability and active transportation throughout the region.
Hear from Metro Councilor, Kathryn Harrington, and Congressman Earl Blumenauer (invited), among others.
The time for change is now, and it begins with you!
- We’ll hear from a panel designed to bring participants wisdom around successful strategies and best practices to increase walkability from other communities and in our back yard;
- We’ll leave with a clear and compelling vision for what increasing walkability looks like;
- We’ll create a draft platform prioritized to take those next steps to increase walkability throughout the region;
- We’ll create momentum to improve walkability throughout the region through broad participation and by engaging the community, you, to create our plans;
- And of course, we’ll go for a walk.
This interactive workshop is your opportunity to help grow walkability in our region—don’t miss the chance to ensure that your voice is heard.
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Looking for more background? The greater Metro region Walkability Strategy Summit will be the catalyst for a newly invigorated effort to increase walking in the greater Metro region, with a focus on underserved communities, Safe Routes to School, critical corridors, and Main Streets.
The Walkability Summit will convene local experts, decision makers and other stakeholders from communities around the Metro region at the Beaverton Round Executive Suites to educate leaders and discuss how to increase active daily lifestyles and physical activity and improve walkability through environmental change strategies, especially in underserved communities. Washington County, in particular, is an example of a growing, highly diverse community that is poised to embrace these goals and achieve positive outcomes.
Findings from the Walkability Summit will be compiled and will serve as the foundation for a new 2014-15 Metro Region Platform and Regional Network Project, led by the Safe Routes to School National Partnership and America Walks, in collaboration with Oregon Walks, and funded by Kaiser Permanente. The Platform will identify the actionable goals and objectives, as well as tactics specific to the greater Metro region that will increase physical activity through walking and Safe Routes to School.