The Street Trust
The Street Trust advocates for multimodal transportation options that prioritize safety, accessibility, equity, and climate justice. We envision a complete, safe, low-carbon transportation system that contributes to equity in access, opportunity, health, and prosperity for people and communities across the Portland Metro Region and beyond.
Bottom Line for Portland
We demand a 21st-century transportation system that bridges disparities, prioritizes our future, and benefits all. Let's advocate for policies and investments that enhance safety, remove barriers, and create opportunities for underserved communities.
Originating in bicycle advocacy, we've evolved to embrace all street users, recognizing that we're pedestrians, transit riders, and drivers. Our approach is holistic, embracing various modes of transportation. Our shared goal is to reduce single-occupancy trips, improving road safety, saving time and money, and mitigating climate pollution. We focus on policy advocacy and specific investments to make streets accessible to everyone. W invite you to join us in this mission!
"To win, we need you in our lane. Together we can end the public health emergency of traffic violence and make our region more livable, prosperous, equitable, and healthy. It’s time to reclaim our streets, and our future."
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
We recognize injustice. The Street Trust recognizes that our city, state and nation were founded upon the unjust principles of legal white male supremacism - colonization, slavery, dispossesion and disenfranchisement - and social systems of exclusion and discrimination - racism, classism, gender discrimination, ableism, cisheterosexism, and more. We recognize that these unjust systems and discriminatory social practices still exist today, and that the historic and modern impacts of discrimination disproportionately benefit privileged groups at the expense of everyone else. We recognize that all people have a responsibility to actively participate in dismantling institutional, interpersonal, and internalized barriers to full participation in our society for all.
We commit to justice. We are committed to abolishing discriminatory laws, and repairing the modern and historic harm done by oppressive policies and unequal investments. We are committed to creating a culture within our organization of anti-oppression and inclusivity, where all people can thrive as members, partners, staff and board volunteers, no matter their identity. We commit to justice, and to break down the institutional, interpersonal, and internalized barriers to full participation in society for communities harmed by discrimination. When we fail, we will learn; when we succeed, everyone will benefit from just streets.
Wondering about the impact of your gift on The Street Trust? It's profound!
A $50 donation covers one snack/lunch stop for 10 participants in The Street Trust's WeBike program, supporting trans people of all genders, gender non-conforming individuals, Two Spirit, and women on their bike camping journey.
A $100 contribution enables us to provide hot drinks and light snacks during our annual New Year's Day Ride. This event not only showcases recent and upcoming street improvements but also offers a delightful way to explore the city with both old and new friends.
With a $250 gift, The Street Trust can empower three of our skilled staff members to make impactful public comments on projects, spanning from local to state levels. They can also attend crucial meetings at decision-making tables, including those at TriMet's Transit Equity Advisory Committee, Metro's Transportation Alternatives Committee, or the Oregon Bicycle and Pedestrian Committee. Your generous support amplifies our voice in these settings, where decisions shape the future of transportation.
Your contribution, no matter the amount, makes a significant difference in our mission to create safer and more inclusive streets for all.
All donations $40 or more give you a year-long membership to The Street Trust, which comes with it's own string of fun benefits! Check it out here.
- - December 7th: Join The Street Trust & Lloyd Eco District Karaoke Party at Broadway Grill & Brewery. Prizes, 1 free drink and extra goodies for those who sing a song that has lyrics about walking, biking, rolling and transit!
- - December 8th: One lucky winner today will win the coveted Portland by Mouth tour! Last donor wins a $15 gift card to Tin Shed. Two random winners will receive a $25 gift card to Fire on the Mountain.
- - December 11th: ALL donors receive a $5 gift card to Nossa Familia coffee shops & the last winner will win a private shopping experience with a professional stylist at Garnish. You even get a $100 gift card to spend on your Garnish shopping spree! 2 random lucky winners will get a gift card to Verdun Fine Chocolates & Gifts.
- - December 18th: ALL donors receive a $5 gift card to Nossa Familia coffee shops. The last 10 donors today will win a $25 gift card to ReRack! Pair it with a sale and make it go further! Advertise NYD ride.
We are grateful to partner with the following businesses that are supporting The Street Trust's success:
- - Alberta Co-Op
- - Around Portland Tours
- - Broadway Grill & Brewery
- - Fire on the Mountain
- - Garnish
- - McMenamins
- - Nossa Familia Coffee
- - Por que No
- - Portland by Mouth
- - ReRack
- - Tin Shed
- - Water Avenue Coffee
- - Verdun Fine Chocolates & Gifts
And we cannot do this work without the resources and spirit from our nonprofit partners. Please share your generosity with:
Year Founded: 1992
Tax ID: 93-1057956
The Street Trust is in the Community category which is sponsored by Willamette Week.
They're a small-sized organization with activities in Clackamas Co., Multnomah Co., Washington Co. and beyond.