Transportation is one of our community’s top contributors to climate change. Streets for Everyone is an Action Team of the Ashland Climate Collaborative 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.
- Speak Up for Safe Streets — Send Comments NOW to City Council supporting protected bike lanes on North Mountain Ave! (Oct 26-Nov 5, 2923)
- Riding your bike to school is SO COOL. Learn about the new “Bike Bus” programs springing up all over Ashland.
- On November 7, City Council will consider the matter of protected bike lanes for North Mountain Ave. They should build in these added safety improvements for motorists and cyclists alike. (Oct 2023)
- Hooray! Transportation Advisory Committee unanimously supports protected bike lanes on North Mountain! Now on to the City Council on November 7. (Sept 2023)
- Thank you to all who wrote in to the Transportation Advisory Committee supporting protected bike lanes on North Mountain Avenue — read the letters here! (Sept 2023)
- Check out our guide to public testimony supporting protected bike lanes on North Mountain Avenue. (Sept 2023)
- Ashland’s proposed Economic Diversification Strategy has a glaring omission: it ignores the proven benefits of making bicycling a practical, safe and efficient way for people of all ages and abilities to get around town (June 2023)
- We need safety improvements on ODOT-controlled portions of Ashland Street (May 2023)
- Say YES to protected bike lanes on North Mountain (May 2023)
- We can create safe routes to school in Ashland (May 2023)
- We NEED a connected and protected bike network in Ashland. Read our recommendations to City Council: (March 2023)
- Learn about the City of Ashland traffic calming and safety program. Download the packet here, or watch our webinar about the program (July 2022)
- Smart street design makes our city safer for everyone — bikes, cars, and pedestrians. Watch our 2021 webinar, “Rethinking Steets for Safety, Equity, Climate, Health, Affordability and Happiness,” 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
Our Vision is a Community….
- Where people feel safe biking, walking, or rolling for their in-town travel
- Where we prioritize social equity and livability
- Where people can enjoy neighborly social interactions and stress-free movement through shared public spaces
- Where we practice responsible environmental stewardship by 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
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.
- 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.
We are all volunteers. Current Action Team members of Streets for Everyone: Ashland residents Ariel Daniel, Michael Orendurff, Vicki Orendurff, Gary Shaff, and Mike Vergeer. ACC Board Liaison: Lorrie Kaplan. We welcome local residents, businesses and community groups, to join us. For more info contact Streets4Everyone@gmail.com.