New bike trail to link NoPo to Swan Island!

…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.

Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor)

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Scott Mizée
18 years ago

The Friends of the North Portland Willamette Greenway have been working to further the efforts originally pioneered by the SI TMA. Please stay tuned to this site for an update on the Waud Bluff Trail and other trail efforts along the GREENWAY in North Portland.

Scott Mizée
18 years ago
We are currently working on building our website. If you would like to keep informed about this project, please check back here and also go to our websites.
Happy Trails!

Scott Mizee

13 years ago

Didn’t realize that this project had been in the works for THIS long! I didn’t even live in Portland back then… But now I use the existing Waud Bluff trail 12 times a week when commuting to and from work, and can’t WAIT for this project to get finished. Please keep us updated on it!