Building Support by Shaping the Story

Portland State University, Transportation Research and Education Center


Thursday, April 25, 2019, 4:15 p.m.
Thursday, April 25, 2019, 5 p.m. PDT

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Communication experts, including Department of Land Conservation and Development’s Evan Manvel, will talk about the public discussion around walking and biking and the infrastructure that supports it, how our current framing impedes progress and ways to move forward. Presentations will include examples of imagery and language that divides community and undermines efforts to identify and build support among people of color for investments in walking and biking. The Open Streets Corvallis team will present on their Open Streets, Open Minds approach to educating residents about street design on updated best practices in the city’s Transportation System Plan and building support among community. To start the conversation, they held a party in the streets.


Marne Duke

(Moderator) Marne Duke manages marketing and outreach projects for the Regional Travel Options program at Metro. Read More

Evan Manvel


Lisa Sherf

Lisa Scherf has been the City of Corvallis’ Transportation Services Supervisor for 13 years. Her areas of responsibility include the City’s robust transit system and the active transportation program. Lisa served on the Project Advisory Committee for the Oregon Public Transportation Plan and the State’s Rules Advisory Committee ... Read More

Thomas Ngo

Thomas has more than a decade of communications experience in Portland and New York. He is a Portland native who discovered the joy of bike commuting as a transportation options intern at TriMet. After losing nearly 50 pounds and jump starting a career in communications at TriMet on light rail ... Read More

Ilene McClelland

Ilene McClelland is the Program Director at Corvallis Bicycle Collective. She coordinates Open Streets Corvallis and Corvallis Spring Roll, an annual bike safety and skills event for kids. Her background is in nonprofit management and program development; she has more than a decade of experience in community and event organizing ... Read More

Sarah Bronstein

Sarah Bronstein is a Community Planner with Sheinberg Associates, a planning and research firm in Juneau, Alaska. After completing her Masters in Urban and Regional Planning at Portland State University, Sarah worked in natural hazard planning on the Oregon Coast, and as a city planner for the City and Borough ... Read More

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