Wilsonville is designated as a Bronze-level community due to the city’s commitment to managing suburban growth and planning for pedestrians. Highlights of Wilsonville’s application include:
- Wilsonville is an excellent example of a rapidly-growing suburban community taking steps to make itself more walkable. Situated along a commuter-heavy interstate and nearly tripling its population since 1990, Wilsonville adopted a pedestrian and bicycle plan in 2006 to help manage effective transportation around the City. Following the recommendations in the plan, Wilsonville hired a full-time Bicycle and Pedestrian Coordinator and formed a Bicycle and Pedestrian Task Force. The city built on this effort in 2013 with a 3-year Action Plan.
- Interstate 5 presented a significant barrier for pedestrians in Wilsonville. In 2012, the city and State DOT completed a major interchange project that added 10-foot wide multi-use paths to both sides of the Wilsonville Road underpass of I-5. The project also included 7,200 square feet of public art from Wilsonville K-12 students dubbed “Beauty and the Bridge.”