GETTING THERE TOGETHER COALITION
The Street Trust is a member of the Getting There Together Coalition, a coalition of organizations in the Portland Metro region working together to advocate for livable communities for all - inclusive of all ages, abilities, races, incomes, and backgrounds. Together, we want to work towards building a regional transportation system that equitably serves everyone, not just some.
GET BUSES OUT OF TRAFFIC NOW!
Buses are our future - some bus lines can carry as many riders as MAX and Street Car lines. We need to get buses out of traffic now so that they provide better service to transit-dependent people and give a faster option than driving a car. The Street Trust worked hard to advocate for funding and adoption of plans by Metro and the City of Portland that once implemented will give buses priority on many of our streets. The City of Portland has since adopted an Enhanced Transit Corridor (ETC) Plan as well as the Central City in Motion Plan.
We continue to push for rapid implementation and expansion of these plans to improve the travel time and reliability of transit all across the Portland region.
In 2018, 467 people were killed in traffic collisions on Oregon roads. These fatalities are absolutely preventable. With better design and regulation of our roadways, we can achieve our goal of zero traffic fatalities. The Portland Bureau of Transportation adopted a Vision Zero Action Plan in December of 2016 and The Street Trust is working to incorporate Vision Zero principles into state legislation as well as specific projects on some of our most dangerous roads.
As a core part of our Vision Zero strategy, The Street Trust is proud to support Oregon and SW Washington Families for Safe Streets. This community group is comprised of victims of traffic violence and families whose loved ones have been killed or seriously injured by aggressive or reckless driving and dangerous conditions in Oregon and SW Washington.
The Street Trust also works closely with Oregon Walks on Vision Zero implementation around the region. For us and our partners this work starts with better design and regulation of roadways, sidewalks, intersections and transit stations. Vision Zero policy must increase resources to better enforce traffic laws to make our streets safer. It incorporates best practices from the social marketing world to change behaviors that are most likely to cause serious crashes.
We offer several program models designed to bring education services students; to train teachers; to encourage students and families to walk and bike to school.
We love to see kids riding bikes; it’s a fun way to get around, stay healthy, and reduce the impact of pollution on our environment. Through our Jump Start program, The Street Trust works to put more kids on bicycles by providing elementary and middle schools with the resources their students need to develop a passion for active transportation.
Oregon’s Walk+Roll encouragement program is coordinated by The Street Trust to encourage children, youth, and families throughout Oregon to get around by walking and rolling. Two statewide Walk+Roll events take place each year.
Our Rules of the Road clinics are free presentations where you can learn everything you need to know about local traffic laws and your rights as a pedestrian, bicyclist, or transit user.
In the Portland Metro region, women account for only a third of bike riders. We are here to change that! Women bike is The Street Trust's program to inspire more women to incorporate biking in their lives and utilize biking to meet their health, fitness, and transportation needs. Women Bike is open to all female-identified and gender nonconforming people who enjoy biking or think they might.
This is a 90-minute interactive class to educate all drivers on the best and safest ways to ways to share the road with people getting around on foot or by bike.