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Take a tour of the future North Willamette Greenway Trail (video)

Posted by on November 10th, 2010 at 2:48 pm

Local filmmaker Dan Kaufman has released a new video that takes viewers on a trip along the future location of the North Willamette River Greenway Trail. In the video (below), you’ll join the advocates from non-profit group npGreenway who are working towards making the trail — that will eventually connect the Eastbank Esplanade at the Steel Bridge with Cathedral Park in St. Johns — a reality…

It’s an exciting project. Learn more at

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  • GLV November 10, 2010 at 3:03 pm

    @4:05, guy is riding his trike right down the center of the tracks. Might not be the best way to foster good will with the railroad. Just a thought.

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  • OnTheRoad November 10, 2010 at 3:56 pm

    Another minor quibble, Fremont Bridge only has one E.

    But exciting and challenging project. Thanks for the overview.

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  • bikieboy November 10, 2010 at 6:50 pm

    great video, inspirational and informative. Keep up the good work, npGreenwayers!

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  • Charley November 10, 2010 at 8:59 pm

    Good luck! I’m real excited about being able to ride this someday. Then again, when I saw them riding dirt, I thought “I’d love to go ride that dirt before it gets paved over someday.” Can’t have it both ways, I guess.

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  • bikieboy November 11, 2010 at 6:41 am

    hey Scott, or other npG’wayer in the know:
    any more detail on the status/timeline/funding scenario for a route through the old landfill & new slough bridge to connect with the Port’s dead-end trail? This piece (along with a connecting path through Chimney/Pier Parks connecting to the neighborhood)would virtually complete the Kelley Point loop.

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  • Arem November 11, 2010 at 12:30 pm

    @ GLV #1
    Mentioned in a previous post with the shorter version of the video that they hadn’t expected the tracks to be there at the time of that ride. They were not present the last time they visited the area and Union Pacific had apparently just recently re-invested or had a new deal with Metro…or something and had just laid new tracks there. The show had to go on somehow! The rest of us walked along the side with barely any room to hike through there!

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  • Jonathan Gordon November 11, 2010 at 12:51 pm

    I had no idea how many different areas were involved in this project. That was a really helpful and informative video. Great job!

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  • Dan Kaufman November 12, 2010 at 3:11 pm

    Arem, Thanks for clarifying the situatio. I think GLV makes a good point and I will probably make another edit for the npGREENWAY folks roadshow (and fix the Fremont typo while I am at it).

    Thanks for all input. This is a challenging but important project. It will be great when we can look back at this video as a historical document of how the trail once looked.

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