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Please take the Oregon State Parks trail use survey

Wednesday, November 19th, 2014

I was just going to Tweet this until I read that they only do this “once-per-decade.” Please take this survey so the state’s policies and investment strategies line up with how trails are actually being used.

Check the official announcement below:

Survey Of Non-Motorized Trail Use By Oregon State Parks

The Oregon State Parks and Recreation Department is sponsoring a once-per-decade assessment of non-motorized trail use. The survey covers trail use anywhere in Oregon, from local parks to national forests.

Survey responses will help local, state, and federal agencies efficiently allocate funding to meet the needs of non-motorized trail users. The survey, and each question in it, is voluntary. All responses are confidential – they will only be reported as part of larger groups.

People who fully complete and return the survey within three weeks will be entered into a drawing for one of two Oregon State Parks 12-month day use passes and one $100 grocery store gift certificate.

Please complete the survey by November 26th.

The survey can be accessed on the following link: http://oregonstate.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_6nEVLCZeg8vWfNb

If you have any questions about the survey, please contact the project lead, Kreg Lindberg, atkreg.lindberg@osucascades.edu

A closer look at Oregon’s plans for a ‘bike pod’ network

Monday, March 10th, 2014
A mockup of one of 12 “Deluxe Overnight Bike Pods” Oregon State Parks wants to build across the state.

Looking to take bicycle tourism to the next level — and to solidify the direct connection between bicycling and economic development — Oregon State Parks wants to create a network of covered bike facilities they say will “redefine the cycling experience.” The Oregon Parks and Recreation Department (OPRD) call these facilities “bike pods” and “bike hubs” and if all goes according to plan there will eventually be 19 of them throughout the state, with the first one set for construction this summer.
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Mountain bike group signs historic agreement with Oregon State Parks

Thursday, March 25th, 2010

Portland-based mountain bike advocacy group Northwest Trail Alliance has signed what they are calling a “landmark agreement” with Oregon State Parks. The agreement — the first of its kind between the agency and a user group — gives the NWTA the authority to design, build and maintain a network of new mountain bike-specific trails in L.L. Stub Stewart State Park (in western Washington County about 30 miles west of Portland).

The agreement is welcome news for the NWTA, who just last month found themselves having to respond to an illegal mountain bike trail that was discovered in Forest Park. (more…)

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