trolley trail

Trolley Trail tour: You can now ride Portland to Oregon City nearly carfree (photos)

Adam by on May 19th, 2017 at 10:43 am

There are many signs along the route to help you along.
(Photos and words by Adam Herstein)

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First look: New separated path on SE 17th between Sellwood to Milwaukie

Avatar by on February 14th, 2017 at 10:37 am

SE 17th path - Trolley Trail extension-3.jpg

It’s open! And it’s really nice!
(Photo: J. Maus/BikePortland)

A new path now connects Sellwood to Milwaukie, making the one-mile distance between them feel much shorter.
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City Budget Office recommends no funding for Better Naito, vision zero, Springwater, Halsey and Hawthorne projects

Avatar by on October 14th, 2016 at 9:24 am

This version of inner southeast Hawthorne is still just a dream. For now.

This version of inner southeast Hawthorne is still just a dream. For now.

The City Budget Office (CBO) just threw a bunch of cold water on some hot active transportation projects.

Last month we were happy to share that the transportation bureau had requested city funding for five projects that would upgrade our streets and make them safer for everyone to use. The request was made as part of the fall budget monitoring process or “BUMP”. This is where the city takes the growth in tax revenue that went beyond projections and re-invests it back into worthy projects. Competition for the funds are fierce and all city bureaus compete for a limited pot of money (estimated to be about $8 million total this go-round2).

The Bureau of Transportation trotted out five projects that were especially exciting for transportation reform advocates: a seasonal reconfiguration of Naito Parkway (aka “Better Naito”); the Outer Halsey Streetscape Safety project and a Vision Zero educational effort; a new path connection for the Springwater, and a major redesign of inner Hawthorne Boulevard.

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PBOT seeks cash for Hawthorne, Vision Zero, outer Halsey, and a new Springwater connection

Avatar by on September 22nd, 2016 at 11:48 am

 Concept drawing of SE Hawthorne upgrades. View is looking east from SE 6th Ave.(Graphic: PBOT)

Concept drawing of SE Hawthorne upgrades. View is looking east from SE 6th Ave.
(Graphic: PBOT)


A seasonal fix to Naito Parkway isn’t the only thing on the bureau of transportation’s fall budget wish list. With a total of $8 million in General Fund dollars up for grabs, PBOT is lobbying for several other exciting projects.

Three projects caught our eyes in PBOT’s official Fall Budget Monitoring process request (PDF here). Scroll down for details on each one of them…

Outer Halsey Safety Streetscape Project ($2,000,000)

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Clackamas set to break ground on Trolley Trail

Avatar by on February 10th, 2011 at 2:05 pm

Concept drawing of Trolley Trail, which is all set to break ground.
(Graphic: Trolley Trail Master Plan)

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