Steph Routh announces resignation from Oregon Walks

Steph Routh in November 2012.(Photos © J. Maus/BikePortland) Oregon Walks, a non-profit advocacy group that works to improve walking conditions around the state, has announced that Executive Director Steph Routh will resign in October. Routh became the organization’s first full-time staffer when she was named to the position in May 2009. In the ensuing years, … Read more


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Advocacy group unveils ‘Action Plan’ for a more walkable region

Willamette Pedestrian Coalition Executive Director Stephanie Routh speaking at a 2009 event.(Photo © J. Maus) On the heels of recent media attention on the need for safer streets and news of an 80% increase in walking-involved fatalities and injury crashes in Oregon this year, the non-profit Willamette Pedestrian Coalition (WPC) unveiled their Getting Around on … Read more


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Newswire: Pedestrian Advocacy Organization Calls for Caution, Safety Improvements

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Steph Routh Willamette Pedestrian Coalition Office: (503) 223-1597 steph@wpcwalks.org PEDESTRIAN ADVOCACY ORGANIZATION CALLS FOR CAUTION, SAFETY IMPROVEMENTS A Number of Recent Crashes Involving Pedestrians Indicate the Need for Immediate Response and Change PORTLAND, Ore., Nov. 5, 2009 – It has been a deeply troubling week . On Saturday morning, Oct. 31, Benjamin … Read more


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Pedestrian advocates hold annual meeting tonight: Thoughts on the state of the movement

Did you know Portland had an advocacy group devoted to pedestrians? Portland is renown for its bike scene and the strong, vibrant advocacy movement that exists around it. But what about our non-motorized friends who use their feet to get around? Where is Portland’s ‘pedestrian community’? The Willamette Pedestrian Coalition wants to find out. The … Read more