Updates

Below are our latest action alerts, blog posts, and media highlights. This is a new website; if you are seeking an old blog post, please contact us at communications@thestreettrust.org

Portland to recognize day to remember traffic victims

Sunday, November 17, is the International Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims.  Oregon\Southwest Washington Families for Safe Streets has observed this day--designated by the United Nations--for several years with vigils, marches, and speeches.

Transportation measure takes a smaller step forward

Staff at the Portland-area regional government, Metro, is recommending about $3 billion worth of transportation projects for a November 2020 ballot measure. Some recommended projects are crucial for safe and convenient walking, biking, and transit in our region.

What's next for ODOT leadership?

Oregon’s transportation system faces urgent challenges. The transportation sector is the largest contributor to greenhouse gas emissions in Oregon. For most households, the cost of owning and operating a car is their largest household expense after housing.

The 2019 Alice Awards

More than 300 supporters celebrated The Street Trust and the movement for active transportation at a sold-out Alice Awards last month. The event raised nearly $100,000 for The Street Trust’s programs to make walking, biking, and transit safe and convenient.

Protected Bike lanes coming to Burnside

Get ready for safer cycling on the Burnside Bridge. After a three-year maintenance project that was often unpleasant for all users, the Burnside Bridge will fully reopen with protected bike lanes.

Safe Routes to School tops regional program ideas

As bike safety educators, The Street Trust sees first hand the conditions that prevent kids from walking and rolling to school. Huge unsignalized road crossings with fast-moving cars, incomplete sidewalks, and no bike facilities are common.