For the entry “PedPDX: Portland’s Citywide Pedestrian Plan”
Francesca Patricolo (PBOT), Gwen Howard, Tina Geiselbrecht, IAP2 USA
Portland (Oregon) Bureau of Transportation (PBOT) for “PedPDX”. Facilities for pedestrians and people with mobility devices vary drastically from one neighborhood to another in Portland, so PBOT launched this process to engage people to come up with solutions. The process included one-on-one interviews, open houses, online engagement and a series of videos, “Pedestrian Stories”. The information gathered will help PBOT prioritize its resource allocation.
What the judges said:
“Appreciate that you used an approach aimed to elevate the public discourse about the range and diversity of needs that Portlanders have when it comes to walking. Exceptional array of methods for engagement.”
“Good modifications as you learned more needs, e.g. People with disabilities, African American communities.”