Want a really great pedestrian and bike network in the Westside? Help make it happen by participating in a walk audit and bike audit of the proposed bikeways and pedestrian trails plan. Nobody knows more about our town than you, the people who live here—we need your local knowledge to make the plan better. 

If you would be interested in helping analyze these proposals with on-the-ground research (i.e. riding your bike or taking a walk along the proposed routes), contact Jonathan Graca to volunteer.  You can just show up at the scheduled audits but an RSVP to Jonathan helps us make sure to have enough materials for everyone.

Audit Schedule:

Aug. 7, 5-7pm: Bike Audit #1. Meet at Hood River Aquatic Center at 5pm. Debrief and drinks at Kickstand following the ride.
Aug. 10, 5-7pm: Bike Audit #2. Meet at Hood River Aquatic Center at 5pm. Debrief and drinks at Kickstand following the ride.

Aug. 8, 5:30 -7:30 pm Walk Audit #1. Meet at the south end of Rocky Road at the Westside Community Trail entrance. This walk will culminate at Stonehedge Gardens where walkers can reward themselves with an adult beverage. 

Aug. 9, 8-10 am: Walk Audit #2. Meet at the south end of Rocky Road at the Westside Community Trail entrance. 


Bring your phone/camera, some paper, a pen, and a bike (or just your feet if you’re on a walk audit!) and be prepared to ride/walk and review the proposed routes. 

If you can’t make any of the scheduled audits, you can do them on your own or with friends. Just check out this webpage which will set you up with maps and instructions.

Here is the draft Bike/Pedestrian Framework for the Westside.