Active Transportation

Our Active Transportation and Trails Initiative aims to build out our regional system of trails  and promote alternative transportation modes. Community partners commit to developing a clear vision for our regional trail system, set goals for active transportation, and identify collaborative, cross-jurisdictional projects to meet those objectives.

October 2015 -- About 45 urban-canopy lovers gathered on Oct. 14 for the second installment of The Intertwine Alliance's series of conversations about active transportation issues and best practices in the Portland region. The event was organized as an un-conference, essentially an open-format venue for citizens and practitioners to foster cross-disciplinary discussion and sharing of ideas. Topics ranged from harnessing people power to write new transportation policy guidance to understanding how to manage high-value, high-traffic streets to be livable and safe.

January 2015 -- "How We Get There Matters," the Intertwine Alliance Regional Active Transportation Forum, is set for Tuesday, Jan. 27, from 1 to 5 p.m. at PSU's Native American Student and Community Center. It's free and open to the public. (Jan. 20, 2015: Registration now closed, as we've reached attendee limit.

September 2014 -- Intertwine Alliance Program Manager David Cohen is meeting with Lake McTighe of Metro and Kari Schlosshauer of the Safe Routes to Schools program to work on a plan to support the recently approved Regional Active Transportation Plan and to develop ongoing platforms for discussion of regional Active Transportation issues.