Op-Ed: Northwest Trail Alliance responds to Forest Park decisions

[Portland-based off-road cycling advocacy group, the Northwest Trail Alliance, has a long legacy in Forest Park. In fact, they came onto the scene over 20 years ago (as PUMP, the Portland United Mountain Pedalers) in order to make sure cycling wasn’t completely prohibited from the park. That history gives you some idea of how long … Read more

Interview with Commissioner Fish about Forest Park decisions

Nick Fish(Photo © J. Maus) The City Commissioner in charge of Parks, Nick Fish, announced a set of “actions” earlier today about off-road cycling in Forest Park. I spoke to him on the phone from his office in City Hall about that announcement… You told Oregon Public Broadcasting (OPB) today that Forest Park isn’t ready … Read more

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League of American Bicyclists President says Forest Park decision “disappointing”

League President Andy Clarke.(Photo © J. Maus) Reactions are starting to come in from this morning’s big announcement by City Commissioner Nick Fish that there are no plans to improve singletrack bicycling opportunities in Forest Park. The President of the League of American Bicyclists, Andy Clarke, has expressed his disappointment in the decision. Here’s a … Read more

City releases Forest Park cycling actions: No new bike access

Riding in Forest Park.(Photo © J. Maus) As we hinted at yesterday, City Commissioner Nick Fish and Portland Parks and Recreation Director Zari Santner have released their much-anticipated set of actions they’ll take to address off-road cycling in Forest Park. The decision includes no new or improved access to existing singletrack trails and no commitment … Read more

With recommendations due soon, a recap of Forest Park saga

Director of Portland Parks Zari Santner. City Commissioner Nick Fish.(Photos © J. Maus) Portland City Commissioner Nick Fish and the Director of Portland Parks Zari Santner are due to release their recommendations on bicycling in Forest Park sometime in the next week or so. The announcement will come 19 months after the issue of how … Read more

Forest Park committee to present recommendations tonight

Committee member Les Blaize at a recent open house.(Photo © J. Maus) After nine months of meetings, the 15-member Forest Park Single Track Cycling Advisory Committee will present their recommendations to Parks Commissioner Nick Fish and Parks Director Zari Santner tonight. According to a statement put out by Portland Parks & Recreation, the report, “will … Read more

City Club report, Parks survey see different future for Forest Park – UPDATED

Cover of City Club’s Forest Park: A Call to Action.–Download PDF here– Deciding how to move forward with improved and expanded biking opportunities in Forest Park got a lot more complicated last week. On Thursday, the City Club of Portland released a 65-page report on Forest Park that, among other things, states unequivocally that there … Read more