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NPGreenway Trail focus of PSU course

Posted by on September 6th, 2007 at 10:35 am

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(Photo: Jonathan Maus)

The folks behind the North Portland Greenway Trail are some of the hardest working advocates I’ve ever come across.

They are constantly doing whatever they can to share their vision for a new riverfront trail that would connect the Eastbank Esplanade (at the Steel Bridge) to Cathedral Park in St. Johns.

Case in point: The NPGreenway Trail will be featured as part of a new course on trail design being offered by Portland State University’s Institute for Bicycle and Pedestrian Innovation (IBPI) in October.

The course will include a three-hour design workship that will, “give participants the opportunity to develop design solutions for a specific challenging area in NE Portland along the Willamette River, where the North Portland Greenway has been proposed.”

Sign-up and/or read more about the course at the IBPI’s website.

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  • Ayleen September 6, 2007 at 10:53 am

    I agree, the npGreenway folks are so well organized and such strong advocates. That\’s why we\’ve chosen to work with them on Bike to the Future.

    Bike to the Future on September 16th will offer a chance to learn more about the npGreenway trail network. We\’re starting from Sunnyside Environmental School and taking riders on a tour of Portland\’s sustainability projects. npGreenway is Destination #1 on the tour.

    This ride is a benefit for the Coalition for a Livable Future and volunteers in some positions can ride for free.

    For more info, see our website, SIGN UP TODAY and please spread the word.

    Portland is not afraid to think big. How great would it be to see our streets filled with cyclists who are exploring the projects that are making Portland sustainable city for future generations?

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  • SKiDmark September 6, 2007 at 2:24 pm

    The only problem I see is that it goes right through a Superfund (hazardous waste) site.

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  • Spencer September 6, 2007 at 2:51 pm


    The new waterfront area, Riverplace, and inumerable other locations are also built on former superfund and state clean up sites. The key is to make sure that appropriate remediation stategies for the intended use are followed.

    It is extremely important that we focus on the clean up and re-development of these areas to prevent toxic no-mans lands and force new development in other areas.

    My 2 cents

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  • SKiDmark September 6, 2007 at 6:39 pm

    I am not trying to cast a negative light, I am just trying to be realistic. The fact that it goes thru a hazardous waste site means it will cost money to clean it up. In the case of that particular site I must assume that would mean the demolition of 3 or 4 concrete buildings. We can barely get funding to get bike lane stripes painted and bike parking. I was just pointing out that it may be quite a big stumbling block.

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  • a.O September 6, 2007 at 8:47 pm

    The funding scheme for cleaning up this site has already been set and cleanup has even been completed on some properties.

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  • Scott Mizée March 6, 2008 at 12:43 pm

    npGREENWAY UPDATE see our blog for an update on these items coming soon. It looks like Waud Bluff Trail will be built next summer. Engineering is underway.


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