Transportation is one of our community’s top contributors to climage change. Streets for Everyone is an Action Team of the Ashland Climate Collaborative. Streets for Everyone is working toward a vision that people of all ages, abilities, and means can choose to bike, walk, and roll throughout Ashland for their everyday travel needs, because it is safe, convenient, and efficient.
UPDATE: We have launched a new YouTube Channel, a source for all video content from the Collaborative including our explorative and timely webinar series. Check out our first webinar upload by the Streets for Everyone Action Team, “How To Calm Your Street.” Read more about it and watch it below!
Through education, outreach, and policy advocacy, Streets for Everyone promotes proven strategies to increase the ability of Ashland residents of all ages and abilities to go anywhere in Ashland safely, conveniently, and efficiently by biking, walking, or rolling.
The Streets for Everyone is composed of local residents, businesses, community groups, and nonprofit organizations who embrace our vision. Founders of The Coalition/Alliance include the Ashland Climate Action Project of Southern Oregon Climate Action Now (SOCAN) and the Ashland Bicycle Advocacy Group. To join Streets for Everyone or for more information, contact us.
- Mode Shift. Increase travel by biking, walking, and rolling in Ashland by 15 percent per decade between now and 2050.
- Reduced Emissions. Achieve net zero emissions from the transportation sector by 2050 by reducing vehicle miles of travel and electrifying the motor vehicle fleet.
- Safety. Improve the safety of biking, walking, and rolling in Ashland.
- Convenience. Improve the convenience and quality of biking, walking, and rolling in Ashland.
- Reduced Traffic Congestion
- Equity/Affordability. Enhance affordability and social equity by making it easier to forgo car ownership.
- Quality of Life. Improve the quality of life, livability, and health of our community.
Streets for Everyone Seeks to Create a Community….
- Where people feel safe choosing to bike, walk, or roll for their in-town travel
- Where social equity and livability are prioritized
- Where people enjoy neighborly social interactions and stress-free movement through shared public spaces.
- Where we practice responsible environmental stewardship, reducing our greenhouse gas emissions and protecting air and water quality
- Where children can bike, walk, and roll safely
- Where essential workers can afford to live without having to own a car
- Where individuals young and old, with or without disabilities or other physical restrictions, feel included, safe, and comfortable on Ashland streets
- Where motorists feel safe sharing the road with people on bikes
- Where streets are not congested
- Where residents have affordable options for owning, sharing, and repairing their bikes and other mobility devices.
Learn how to create this vision in Ashland. Check out the recording of our August 2021 webinar with Dr. Marc Schlossberg, Professor, City & Regional Planning, and Co-Director of the Sustainable Cities Institute (SCI) of the University of Oregon School of Planning, Public Policy, and Management