New signage and trailheads connect Crown Z and Banks-Vernonia trails

New trailheads at Holce and near Anderson Park in Vernonia. All photos by Dale Latham. At long last, two of Oregon’s best cycling trails have been connected. Earlier this month, crews and volunteers from the City of Vernonia and Columbia County quietly filled the final gap that remained between the end of the Crown Z … Read more

September meetings will help plan Salmonberry Corridor Rail Trail

A proposed Salmonberry trail would link to the existingBanks-Vernonia Trail 25 miles northwest of Portland.(Photo: J.Maus/BikePortland) A proposed 86-mile rail-to-trail project that would link Washington County to the Pacific Coast is the subject of two public meetings next month at either end of the future route. The trail, whose cost would run into the tens … Read more

Buffered Bike Lane with a bike symbol and arrow pointing forward

Why bicycling isn’t allowed on a new off-street path in Clackamas County

The newly completed Rosemont Trail, a paved path that connects downtown Lake Oswego to West Linn in Clackamas County, should be cause for celebration — except for that fact that bicycling is banned on about half of its entire length. After The Oregonian covered this story yesterday, we got several emails from readers who were … Read more