View Full Version : THPRD's Trails Advisory Meeting... 3/20/10

03-15-2010, 07:47 AM
Interested in knowing what Tualatin Hills Parks and Recreation District's plans are for trails in the area are? Come join us.

Trails Advisory Committee Meeting
Date: March, 20, 2007 Time: 7:00 pm
Location: The Elsie Stuhr Centerís Poplar Room.
5550 SW Hall Blvd. Beaverton, OR

03-16-2010, 12:24 PM
Important notice! This meeting is actually scheduled for tonight...Tuesday 3/16/10 ...not 3/20/10, which would be Saturday.

03-16-2010, 02:01 PM
I went to the website and saw 3/20.

Correction what I found was 3/20/07... not 2010.

Thanks for the catch Wsbob!

03-16-2010, 10:08 PM
Looks like, to go to this meeting, I've either got to drive, walk, or finally break down and by a bike lock. Went over to the meeting, but the nice looking lady wouldn't let me bring the bike in the building. Oh well.... . I had a couple questions I wanted to ask. Maybe next time.

04-12-2010, 06:00 PM
Kind of guessing, because I can't seem to find a location on THPRD's website that provides a calender listing it...that April's trails advisory committee meeting is tomorrow night....Tuesday the 13th.... . http://bikeportland.org/forum/images/icons/icon14.gif

04-13-2010, 08:23 AM
I called and verified the information.

TPHRD's Trails Advisory Committee Meetings are held on the 3rd Tuesday of the month. I made sure that they're aware that the website needs updating.

Get Involved!

04-13-2010, 10:26 AM
Hey thanks for checking! http://www.bikeportland.org/forum/images/icons/icon14.gif

TPHRD's Trails Advisory Committee Meetings are held on the 3rd Tuesday of the month.

Got that now. Not a bad website...THPRD's...but some areas definitely seem to need some attention.

04-21-2010, 12:48 AM
First time at this meeting. Went thinking to get some idea of what THPRD has been doing about preparing for any requests that may have been made to it to provide off-road bike single track opportunity.

Nothing on that tonight. Instead, the major item on the agenda tonight was latest developments made towards eventual construction of three more sections of the Westside trail. Silly, uninformed me, hadn't realized until tonight that the trail isn't only a THPRD project, but a Metro project, joined in by park districts the trail crosses through (think I got that right http://www.bikeportland.org/forum/images/icons/icon3.gif).

Also, that it's not stopping at Hwy 26, but going all the way north, up the Tualitan Mtns (beloved Skyline road traverses them), down the other side through Forest Park on Saltzman to Hwy 30.

Sorry, came late and didn't get the names of the folks making the presentation. Suffice to say, they brought along some extraordinary photo backdrop engineering drawings of the three sections, with elevation changes precisely indicated in a supporting graph. Avoiding unmovable objects to make this trail work out and stay below a 10 percent grade is a big challenge.

Interesting thing to me is that the trail's specs are being made to be ADA compliant for the most part. Learned tonight that 8.3 percent is compliant, though certain sections might go 10 where the options weren't so good. Not by any means faulting the designers, but to me, that seems like a climb, especially in a chair. For any determined game to meet the challenge, the Westside Trail could find itself playing a role in helping to build some world class disabled athletes. E assist seems like a good idea to me...and very good brakes.

Metro's page on Westside Trail (http://www.metro-region.org/index.cfm/go/by.web/id=24628)