Safer Streets for Everyone: 1000 Friends Co-Signs Letter to Portland Mayor Hales and City Council

Safe streets for walking are a critical concern for all Oregonians. Recent tragedies in Portland, along with difficult funding choices, have put this issue in stark relief.

1000 Friends has joined Oregon Walks and 16 other partners to sign a letter to Mayor Hales asking that the City not forget its basic responsibilities to improve walking for the city's residents.

The letter is below. If it does not display, you may read it online here (pdf).

Join 1000 Friends and our partners in advocating for safer streets for everyone in Portland by signing this online petition. Thank you.

Land use planning plays a major role in making Oregon's cities more walkable, by bringing destinations closer together and providing a more efficient and connected street network. Learn more about the role of land use planning in your life and community at

If you believe walkability is a core right for Oregonians, and you'd like to help our work to advocate for it, please consider an online donation at​Thanks so much.