Posted by Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor) on March 21st, 2012 at 11:11 am
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Bike to Work Day has a long and storied legacy in Portland; but what about walking to work? Why no big to-do for that? That's what the Willamette Pedestrian Coalition (WPC) thought too, so they've done something about it.
On April 6th, the WPC — along with PBOT, the BTA, Keen Footwear, Upstream Public Health, the Oregon Public Health Institute, the Lloyd and Swan Island TMAs, and other partners — will take part in Portland's first-ever Walk to Work Day.
According to WPC director Steph Routh, the event will have four starting points throughout the city. Each group of walkers will converge on City Hall (at around 8:30 am) for free coffee, a light breakfast, and games provided by Keen's Recess is Back campaign. Routh says the event coincides with Public Health Week, "a time to unite around critical public health issues and focus our collective energy on the singular goal of helping people live longer, happier, healthier lives."
Here are the four meeting locations:
- 34th & SE Belmont - meet 7:15am, walk 7:30am
- 26th & SE Clinton - meet 7:30am, walk 7:45am
- Leftbank Building (240 N. Broadway) - meet 7:30am, walk 7:45am
- Lower MacLeay Park (inside Forest Park) – meet 7:15am, walk 7:30
All groups will walk to City Hall, converging at approximately 8:30am. If you plan to join them, Routh asks that you RSVP.