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The City of Portland is seeking members for its Pedestrian Advisory Committee

Portland Seeking New Members for the City’s Pedestrian Advisory Committee

(PORTLAND, OR) – The City of Portland is seeking new members for its Pedestrian Advisory Committee. Portland’s Pedestrian Advisory Committee is a standing citizen advisory committee active since the early 1990s. Its purpose is to advise the Mayor and City Council and City departments on all matters that encourage and enhance walking as a means of transportation, recreation, wellness, and environmental enhancement.

Committee members meet monthly in the evening on the third Tuesday of each month. They review and make recommendations on the following:

*planning documents affecting pedestrians
*pedestrian projects
*projects with pedestrian facilities
*funding priorities for pedestrian-related projects
*activities of other jurisdictions that affect pedestrians in Portland
*maintaining and periodically updating the Portland Pedestrian Design
Guide and Pedestrian Master Plan.

The committee is composed of 9-13 members appointed to a four-year term. To qualify, applicants must meet the following criteria:
*be a resident or own a business in the City of Portland;
*have an interest in promoting the use of walking for transportation and recreation;
*commit to attend monthly meetings and participate in the work of the committee.

Individuals interested in issues that affect pedestrians and the pedestrian environment are encouraged to read the Pedestrian Advisory Committee Bylaws and submit their application. Forms are available online at

Interested individuals may also request an application and supporting materials from Caitlin McCollum at the Portland Office of Transportation, 1120 SW 5th Ave, Room 800, Portland, OR 97204. Email: or Fax: 503-823-7576.

Applications must be received by mail, email, or fax no later than November 12, 2008.

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