One of my favorite, and most memorable moments of Eugene Sunday Streets, was watching neighbors set up a table and chairs in the middle of the street and play a card game. It was such a simple but joyous interaction in the sense that the neighbors made the street their own. There was an open invitation to the entire community to sit down at that table and play with them.
I believe public spaces, especially public streets, have the ability to improve the quality of our lives and strengthen our communities. I joined Alta to encourage the creation and use of friendly and accessible streets that inspire a sense of belonging.
Hannah graduated from the University of Oregon having studied Geography and Planning, Public Policy, and Management. Her experience interning with the Cities of Eugene, Springfield, and Wilsonville led her to specialize in the travel options field, and she is now supporting all of Alta’s programmatic work, including Safe Routes to School, Transportation Demand Management (TDM), Open Streets (ciclovias), and transportation options marketing campaigns. She believes that active transportation is an empowering tool when it comes to creating inviting, safe, and livable cities.
- “Telling Your Tale: Inspiration from Cascades to Coast.” Oregon Active Transportation Summit, Portland, OR, 2016
- “Opening Doors to Transportation Options.” Oregon Public Transit Conference, Eugene, OR, 2015
- “Open Streets.” Washington State Rideshare Organization Spring Joint Workshop 2013, Vancouver, WA