Connecting communities

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This shows my journey in exploring how I can make an impact on the lack of safety, access and connectivity along West Burnside Road in Portland.

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Connecting communities

  1. 1. Walkinghome on WestBurnside Road= Bad Idea
  2. 2. Make Way!
  3. 3. Neighbors can Children can more conve- walk/bike to niently visit Outdoor school Easier for nearby busi- space for together. people to visit nesses and Makes it easier to commute doing Schools each other. develop a together to work. Less recreation engaged with Easier to visit rapport. stress while working and exercise surroundingSpace to bike friends nearby and together. community. together on/near roads.together, easier to participate in localvisit others in events or groups.nearby community Increased More tour- Paths Healthier future foot/bike Fewer accidents Fewer accidents to ism, money increase work force. traffic: new Fewer accidents to deal with. to deal with. deal with. spent on value of Schools get more customers. recreation nearby local support. houses. Businesses People Encourages More accessEasier to Safer to walk have more appreciate tighter to naturebike means means less Less commuting to work. incentive to nature more communi- makes itless people people driving. stay in a and take ties. easier todriving. community better care learn how to that’s con- of it. care for it. nected.
  4. 4. West Portland
  5. 5. Dense Nature
  6. 6. Neighborhoods
  7. 7. Amaranth ProduceBarnes Miller Child Subscription FarmDevelopment Center Barbara Hilty Landscape DesignCommerce
  8. 8. Education Centers
  9. 9. “You might as well be biking up aMountain pass after the Chicos store” “You shouldnt feel bad about taking the lane on a bike. Its well within your rights to do so”“The people in the West Hills want to keep it that way.Yeah, they like bicycling...but they drive 1+ hoursaway in order to do it”
  10. 10. How else can I connectcommunities and work towarda safer West Burnside Road?
  11. 11. Public ArtMural Funding Participants Lincoln High School
  12. 12. Connecting:City Center ----------- West Portland Present ----------- Future City ----------- Nature

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