SW Trails PDX

SW Trails is a community group which promotes walking and biking in southwest Portland, Oregon by:

  1. Leading regular monthly hikes
  2. Organizing volunteer work parties to build and maintain trails
  3. Developing new walking and biking opportunities (e.g. the 4-T trail, the Red Electric trail) by working with city, county and state planners.
    City-wide Trails Policy is SW Trails’ vision of what the future of trails should be in Portland.
  4. Advocating for walking/biking.
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Key issues SWTrails wants included in the trails policy

Here are the key issues SWTrails wants included in the trails policy sent to Novick’s Office on August 20, 2015
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SW Trails picnic Thurs August 27 at 6pm

SW Trails will be having a picnic instead of the group’s monthly meeting.

PICNIC Himes Park Thursday 8 27 6pm SW Nebraska & Terwilliger south of Capitol Highway.   Bring a chair, plate, silverware, and a dish to share with others. I will have water and other drinks. We will set up on the first picnic table and gather our chairs around for sharing and discussion. Plenty of parking on Nebraska.

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Volunteer to count walkers and bikes

Portland Bureau of Transportation and Trimet are looking for volunteers to count how many people are walking and biking in the city.  To learn more, go to this PBOT site for the walk and bike count project. Continue reading

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Work Party Aug 22 at Wilson High School 9 to 12

This is a Portland Public Schools Project we are supporting.

We will be working on pruning along the trail on the north side of Wilson HS, and removing ivy from trees between Wilson and Burlingame Avenue. Continue reading

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Multnomah Days Parade

SW Trails in the Multnomah Days Parade.

SW Trails marched in the Multnomah Days Parade to create awareness in the community. Picture by Chris Lamberti

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Work Party – Sept 3rd in Dickinson Park – Ash Creek Woods

September 3rd Work Party
Project: Tread reconstruction, apply gravel to stair treads, trail armoring
Trail:     Dickinson Park – Ash Creek Woods – SWT #5
Meeting location: SW Huddleson St. and SW 57th Place Continue reading

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SW Urban Trails Walk for Saturday September 12

SW Urban Trails Walk

Saturday, Sept. 12, 8:45 am

Don Baack will lead the walk on Sept. 12.  It will be the 4T, Trail, Tram, Trolley and Train with the addition of Bus.  For this walk you must be signed in by 8:45 am at Wilson High School to take the bus from Hillsdale at 9:01 am.  Continue reading

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June 2015 Meeting Minutes

SW Trails PDX
Monthly Meeting
June 25, 2015
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May 2015 minutes

SW Trails PDX
Monthly Meeting
May 28, 2015
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Safe Routes to School trail on SW 25th

Good news, after 10.5 months we finally have confirmation that we do not have to build a bridge across Fanno Creek on SW 25th for our Safe Routes to School trail from Bertha to BH Hwy. We are now trying to understand what hoops we need to jump through to get a trail permit from PBOT. Once we have that, we think the path is clear to build the connection. Continue reading

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