Mayor Hales in Union Pacific/Cement Road access talks: “Going very well”

The Cement Road with Fremont Bridge in the background..(Photo © J. Maus/BikePortland) There’s a renewed effort afoot that could result in something most observers thought would never happen: legal public access to the “Cement Road” that runs through Union Pacific’s Albina Yards along the Willamette River between Swan Island and the Fremont Bridge. Union Pacific … Read more

Bridge project that’s part of North Portland Greenway raises concerns over tree removal

City design plans showing tree slated for removal. A bridge project in St. Johns that’s part of the North Portland greenway and the 40-Mile Loop has gotten some unwanted attention this week. Portland Parks & Recreation is set to start construction on a new biking and walking bridge between Pier Park and Chimney Park; but … Read more

N Williams, NoPo Greenway projects seek funding support

Will we finally see changes on Williams? (Photo © J. Maus/BikePortland) Two important Portland projects are vying for funding through a grant process being led by the Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) and the deadline to offer your feedback is this Thursday, January 31st. Of the seven projects in the running from Portland and Washington … Read more

Trail group sees “major failings” with North Portland Greenway alignment

Advocates say putting the Greenway Trail on surface streets (like N. Interstate shown here) is unacceptable.(Photo © J. Maus/BikePortland) The City of Portland Parks & Recreation bureau continues to come under fire for their work on the North Portland Greenway Trail project. PP&R is in the process of designing the route of the paved path … Read more

Parks’ proposal puts North Portland Greenway ‘Trail’ on surface streets – UPDATED

Portland Parks & Rec says they’ll move forward with using this portion of N Interstate for the Willamette Greenway Trail. (Photos © J. Maus/BikePortland) The dream for the North Portland Greenway trail project has always been to extend the Eastbank Esplanade to St. Johns along the river. It was envisioned as a path that would … Read more

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More criticism leveled at proposed Greenway Trail route

“N. Greeley as an alternative to the Cement Road is unacceptable. The trail is to be a Willamette River Greenway Trail, not a tour of a truck route.”— NPGreenway statement The alignment for the North Portland Greenway Trail project being proposed by the Portland Parks & Recreation bureau is continuing to draw sharp criticism from … Read more

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City kicks off planning process for North Portland Greenway

A few pieces of the future path already exist.(Photo © J. Maus/BikePortland) The City of Portland Parks & Recreation bureau has announced the beginning of the North Portland Greenway Trail Alignment Project — launching a 14 month process similar to the one they’re doing for the Sullivan’s Gulch Project. When complete, the process will (hopefully) … Read more