PBOT News Blog: Portland in the Streets: Creating community through neighborhood block parties


Statistics prove that increasing outreach, offering incentives and promoting access are catalysts for positive change. Through a pilot program, the City of Portland’s Bureau of Transportation made a small investment in order to increase the number of block party permits in underused areas.

Block parties are a simple way to build community through events. Stimulating interactions within neighborhoods increases safety and livability exponentially.

 

Source: PBOT News Blog: Portland in the Streets: Creating community through neighborhood block parties


About Bridget Bayer

Bridget Bayer is an author and community organizer working to create vibrant main street business districts that support local economies. Bridget believes shared activities are a catalyst for positive change. Her professional work fosters community involvement by creating shared events that enhance communication, develop shared interests and support existing and start-up non-profit organizations.At home, Bridget focuses on innovative ecological practices, hates waste and dependably finds ways to eliminate it. After 25 years in the restaurant industry, she still loves to cook especially with locally sourced veggies including those homegrown from her garden.Bridget, the first mate on Ama Natura, lives on a floating home on the Columbia River in Portland with Peter Wilcox, instigator of the Inside Passage Decarbonization Project, and the lovely Luna, her favorite cat.

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