Posted by Jonathan Maus ( Publisher/Editor ) on April 28th, 2005 at 4:20 pm
…this just in off the Shift email list newswire…
The Oregon Transportation Commission approved a $1.2M Transportation Enhancement grant to the City of Portland for construction of the Waud Bluff Trail to Swan Island! This project will upgrade an existing “made trail” down the bluff from Willamette Blvd to the north end of Basin Avenue and will provide a bridge over the Union Pacific Railroad line. This old service road has been used for years for both getting to work and for accessing the Willamette River; the new Trail will make it a much safer, all year route for pedestrians and cyclists…it will connect the existing regional trail along the top of the Bluff…now primarily bike lanes… to the proposed river level N. Portland Greenway between the St Johns and Steel Bridges.
A very exciting addition to Portland’s bikeways! Congrats to the Swan Island Transportation Management Association!…and thanks to Joe Adamski for forwarding this info to the Shift email list.