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.
  4. Advocating for walking/biking
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City opens 2014 Spirit of Portland Award nominations

Victor Salinas, Community Engagement Coordinator, 503-823-3093

PORTLAND – Nominations are now being accepted for the 30th annual Spirit of Portland awards. If you know of an individual or group who has helped make Portland a better place to live, work, study, pray or play, please nominate them for one of the 2014 awards.

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Planning a new sidewalk on SW 45th

SW 45th & California LID: Council Consideration of Resolution to Initiate LID Formation Proceedings on 9/17/14 – 9:30 AM Time Certain

Here is the Council agenda item:

http://www.portlandonline.com/auditor/index.cfm?c=26997&a=378315

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Ash Creek Work Parties Sat, Sun, Monday this weekend!

Labor Day weekend laboring opportunity at Smith School SAT Aug 30, SUN Aug 31, and MON Sept 1 9AM to 1PM

The Ashcreek Neighborhood Association is doing a work party at the Smith School Playfield (SW 52nd and Marigold) this coming weekend to build 900 ft of path (forward it) to anyone that might be interested. We will be working on a gravel path that completes a perimeter around Smith School. Continue reading

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SW Trails monthy meeting Aug 28

Agenda for THURSDAY August 28th 2014 Meeting Watershed 6288 SW Capitol Hwy corner of Bertha Court Continue reading

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June 26, 2014 minutes

SW Trails PDX
Monthly Meeting Minutes

June 26, 2014

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Trail maintenance – cutting back the ivy

Trail maintenance was needed to cut back the ivy that was creeping onto the trail on the stairs which descend below the Terwilliger on-ramp.

Trail maintenance was needed to cut back the ivy that was creeping onto the trail on the stairs which descend below the Terwilliger on-ramp.

After ivy cleanup.

Steps after Ted Pelletier and his grandson Jacob cleaned up the ivy that was encroaching on the trail.

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Sidewalk Costs

The Cost of Pedestrian Facilities in SW Portland was evaluated by City of Portland staff December 2013 – January 2014. The results of the evaluation was communicated to SW Trails PDX.

Six recent infill sidewalk projects on one side of streets totaling 13,449 linear feet cost $7,574,065 for a cost of $563 per linear foot. Continue reading

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SW Trails at Multnomah Days

Multnomah Days Parade

SW Trails marching in the Multnomah Days Parade


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Multnomah Days Parade on Saturday, August 16th

Join SWTrails for a walk in the Multnomah Days Parade on Saturday, August 16th.

Wear your SWTrails vest if you have one and want to, bring your children, strollers, dogs, cats, ferrets as long as they are on a leash. This is an opportunity to show your support for SWTrails and to have a good time. Bring a non perishable food item for Neighborhood House if you can.

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Walk Sept 27 Eagle Point Celebration

On Saturday, Sept. 27, SW Trails will lead a 5 mile walk to the celebration of the recent acquisition by The City of Portland and Portland Parks and Recreation of the Eagle Point property on Terwilliger Parkway. We’ll leave Wilson High School at 9:00 am to walk down Trail 3 to Terwilliger Parkway. We’ll walk over 2 miles, to Lowell St. and the property. At 10:00 am there will be exhibits and refreshments and at 10:30 am a few speeches. Then we’ll return via the Parkway and Cheltenham St. The walk will be led by Sharon Fekety and Virginia Hendrickson. Continue reading

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