City of Vancouver Complete Streets Workshop

CS.pngComplete Streets are streets for everyone. Whether they are traveling by car, bicycle, transit, or as pedestrians, they need safe, comfortable, and convenient travel routes.

Help create the City of Vancouver’s Complete Streets policy!

City of Vancouver Complete Streets Workshop

February 15, 2017, 6-9 PM

McLoughlin Middle School

5802 MacArthur Blvd.

Free, no need to RSVP

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SW Washington Healthy Living Summit 9/23

The Healthy Living Collaborative Summit will be held on September 23 at the Vancouver Hilton

The Summit is an opportunity for community-based organizations to partner with local systems and services to create healthy, safe, and equitable neighborhoods in SW Washington.
 
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More information here. Space is limited. RSVP to hlcsummit@outlook.com, or call 360-952-3396.

Join us to meet & greet!

Want to learn more about the newly formed network that’s advocating for safe walking and bicycling to and from school, and in daily life, to improve the health and well-being of America’s children and to foster the creation of livable, sustainable communities in the greater Portland, Vancouver and Salem region?

Join us on Monday, December 9, from 5-8pm at HOPWORKS on Powell. Come meet friends and colleagues to learn more about the future of walkability and Safe Routes to School in the region, hear about how you can help ensure success, and enjoy special  prices from 5-6pm. Bask in the cozy atmosphere of HOPWORKS Urban Brewery — conveniently located on Powell Blvd (hwy 26) at SE 29th.

Click here to RSVP

Know others who are interested in walkability? Health? Safety? Safe Routes to School? Transportation equity? Delicious home-made natural lemonade? Beer?
All are welcome. There will be more opportunities in other parts of the region to meet & greet in the new year — but don’t make that your excuse not to come and introduce yourself on December 9th.
See you there!

Safe Routes National Partnership now in the Pacific Northwest

In Portland, Every Day Is Walk and Bike to School Day

The folks over at Streetfilms have done it again — here they give us a great piece about how every day is walk and bike to school day in Portland.

In many areas of the country the statistics are bleak — only a small fraction of children bike or walk to school. But Portland, Oregon has bucked the trend: The number of kids using their feet to get to school is up 25 percent since 2006!

It couldn’t have come at a more appropriate time: the Safe Routes to School National Partnership (National Partnership) has just launched an initiative in the Pacific Northwest to increase funding opportunities and improve transportation policies that support safe walking and bicycling for children and families in the greater Portland metro region.

This video is a wonderful example of how Portland has made getting to school by foot and wheels fun and successful through a unique blend of infrastructure, planning, and outreach. The National Partnership looks forward to making success stories like these heard loud and clear from Salem to Vancouver, WA, and making it easier for everyone to get around actively and safely with their own two feet.

Kari Schlosshauer is your new Pacific Northwest regional policy manager, based in Portland, OR.