Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Tigard Walks: A chance for Tesidents to share their ideas and experiences about walking in their neighborhoods.

StepUP Studio* will host an interactive Community Conversation on Tuesday, April 1, at 6:30p.m. at Fowler Middle School (10865 SW Walnut Street), open to all residents of Tigard.  Participants will help to identify common barriers to pedestrian safety and comfort in their neighborhoods, and explore solutions.

Regular walking is a key part of a healthy lifestyle, and walkability is an important indicator of a healthy community. But many of Tigard’s neighborhoods lack certain conditions that make walking a safe and enjoyable alternative, such as incomplete sidewalks, dead-end streets without pedestrian paths, or a lack of nearby destinations. Tigard Walks (www.tigardwalks.com) is a new effort launched by StepUP Studio to identify specific barriers and challenges that Tigard residents face when walking to work, school, social gatherings, and other neighborhood destinations.

UPCOMING EVENTS
4/1 (Tue) 6:30-8:30pm
Community Conversation - Kick Off 
Fowler Middle School 10865 SW Walnut Street
Come share your experiences and ideas about walking in your neighborhood.

4/14 (Mon) 3:30-5:30pm
Tigard Walking Tour
Fowler Middle School 10865 SW Walnut Street
Join us for a walking tour of the pleasantries and barriers of walking around Fowler Middle School.

4/16 (Wed) 11am-1pm
Tigard Walking Tour
Tigard Senior Center 8815 SW Omara Street
We’re tagging along with a walking group at the Tigard Senior Center.

4/19 (Sat) 10am-12pm
Tigard Walking Tour
Mary Woodward Elementary 12325 SW Katherine Street
Join us for a a walk and discussion around Woodward Elementary and Summerlake Park

5/11 (Sun) 9am-2pm
Community Conversation 
Tigard Farmers' Market 8777 SW Burnham Street 
Come share your experiences and ideas about walking in your neighborhood.

5/13 (Tues) 6:30-8:30pm
Community Conversation - Wrap Up
Fowler Middle School 10865 SW Walnut Street

PROVIDE INPUT
Take the Survey: www.tigardwalks.com/survey it's short and we really need more responses!
Join the Conversation: www.facebook.com/tigardwalks
Use the Map: www.tigardwalks.com/map
Walking Tours: April 14th, 16th, and 19th
Contact Us: tigardwalks@gmail.com

*About StepUP Studio
StepUP Studio is a team of urban planning graduate students at Portland State University, engaged in a workshop project to help make walking in Tigard’s neighborhoods safer and more enjoyable.

Tigard Walks is an effort launched by StepUP Studio to identify specific barriers and challenges that Tigard residents of all ages face when walking in their neighborhoods.
Visit www.tigardwalks.com to learn more about StepUP Studio and the Tigard Walks project.

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