Metro to host Regional Trails Fair tomorrow

Avatar by on May 7th, 2013 at 10:17 am

This old rail corridor deep in the Tillamook
Forest will someday be a biking and
walking path.
(Photo: Salmonberry Corridor
Preliminary Feasibility Report)

The third annual Regional Trails Fair will be held tomorrow at Metro headquarters from 1:00 to 3:30 pm. The event will bring together more than 35 trail advocacy organizations and government agencies to share the latest updates on trail projects throughout the Portland region. And there’s a lot to talk about!

Did you know there’s a major effort underway (with support from Oregon Parks & Recreation) to create a new rail-trail that would connect the town of Banks to Tillamook on the Oregon Coast? The Salmonberry Trail, which won a $100,000 planning grant from Cycle Oregon last year, would allow riders to travel 85 miles through the Tillamook Forest without ever seeing a car.

There’s also the recently renamed Ice Age Tonquin Trail which has already been partially built and has ambitious plans to connect Tualatin to Wilsonville via a 22-mile path. [Read more…]

‘Regional Trail Advocates Forum’ looks to spark grassroots activism

Avatar by on November 14th, 2012 at 10:00 am

“There are so many people interested in trail advocacy… We see this as an opportunity to help them understand they’re not alone in their cause and that all these trail projects are connected.”
— Aaron Brown, The Intertwine

Organizers of tomorrow’s Regional Trail Advocates Forum hope that the first ever event is the start of something big. With trail projects stretching from Washington to Wilsonville, the goals of our region’s many advocates and volunteer activists might seem disparate and overwhelming; but put a bunch of dedicated people in one room and amazing things are bound to happen.

The event is being put together by the venerable 40-Mile Loop Land Land Trust (founded in 1981) and the coalition of public agencies, non-profits, and private firms known as the The Intertwine Alliance. [Read more…]

Metro’s 2nd annual Trails Fair will offer chance to explore ‘The Intertwine’

Avatar by on April 20th, 2012 at 9:32 am

Did you know the new Trolley Trail
south of Milwaukie is almost fully complete?

In case you haven’t noticed, there’s a ton going on around our regional network of trails and multi-use paths* — a.k.a. “The Intertwine“. To help get the public up to speed and foster collaboration and momentum on the projects, Metro and folks behind The Intertwine are hosting their 2nd annual Trails Fair.

The event is coming this Wednesday (4/25) from 1:00 – 3:00 pm (at Metro HQ, 600 NE Grand Ave). From the newly built Trolley Trail down in Milwaukie (yes, it’s almost completed!), to the North Portland Greenway, and many others — this event will be the perfect place to hear the latest news on all the major projects. Metro promises about 40 agencies, non-profits, and trail groups will be on hand with exhibits and experts to share info about their programs and projects. [Read more…]

New system of paths, trails would connect Springwater Corridor to Clackamas River

Avatar by on April 10th, 2012 at 2:01 pm

These green spaces around Happy Valley would be
tied together with the newly proposed
Mt. Scott/Scouter Mt. Trail Loop.

Metro is prepping for the public unveiling of an exciting new network of paths that span from just south of the Powell Butte Nature Park all the way down to the Clackamas River. The Mt. Scott/Scouter Mt. Trail Loop is one of twenty “Connecting Green trail packages” proposed by Metro’s Blue Ribbon Committee for Trails.

According to a document and maps released by Metro today, the plans call for a combination of paved multi-use paths as well as hiking and biking trails. In all, the network would encompass about 17 miles of paths winding around the city of Happy Valley and between a corridor bordered by the Springwater path, the I-205 multi-use path , SE 172nd Avenue and SE Sunnyside Road.[Read more…]

A closer look at newly funded path along I-84 in the Gorge

Avatar by on August 29th, 2011 at 9:37 am

Project drawing of new trail segment in Columbia Gorge funded by $2.1 million federal grant.
(Image: ODOT)

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City moves forward with planning for Sullivan’s Gulch Trail

Avatar by on December 29th, 2010 at 9:00 am

Parks Bureau map of proposed alignment for the Sullivan’s Gulch Trail.

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Photos: Oaks Bottom Trail submerged in water – Updated

Avatar by on December 15th, 2010 at 12:28 pm

View of the Oaks Bottom Connector trail just down the hill from the parking lot at SE McLoughlin and Milwaukie.
(Photos: Dan Kaufman)

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Hillsboro gets ODOT grant to improve Rock Creek Trail

Avatar by on November 24th, 2010 at 1:44 pm

This image shows the existing gap in the Rock Creek Trail (green) where it intersects with Evergreen Parkway.

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City acquires land for South Waterfront Greenway Trail

Avatar by on November 12th, 2010 at 1:34 pm

The South Waterfront Greenway Trail will feature separate paths for biking and walking.

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Connection complete! Banks-Vernonia Trail finally lives up to its name

Avatar by on October 29th, 2010 at 9:28 am

After 20 years, you can finally ride the full length of the 21-mile Banks-Vernonia Trail completely off the highway through gorgeous scenes like this.
(Photos: Oregon Parks and Recreation)

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