A network of 37 trails and greenways in Oregon and Washington are envisioned in the Bi-State Regional Trails System Plan that will be unveiled in Vancouver on Friday.
The plan is the product of The Intertwine Alliance, an effort launched by Metro in January of 2009 that seeks to bring together the trail-building efforts of planners, agencies, cities, and advocates across the region.
The plan includes 20 trails in the Portland metro area and 17 across the river in Clark County. Featured on the list are popular local projects like the Sullivan’s Gulch Trail and the North Willamette Greenway Trail (a.k.a. North Portland Greenway).
Why is this plan important? Here’s the word from The Intertwine:
“…the Bi-State Regional Trails System Plan was created to identify completed trail segments, coordinate efforts, and plan for and fund future trail development. Successful coordination will accelerate the completion of the trail network.”
The plan will be unveiled this Friday (4/9) at a meeting of Metro’s Quarterly Trails Forum. Learn more at TheIntertwine.org.