Good for you, good for the city, good for the planet
SW Trails is a community group who's purpose is promote wellness and to support walking and biking in southwest Portland, Oregon, USA and the surrounding area.
Join SWTrails by downloading the membership form here. Fill it out and mail it with your $5 membership fee. Also, you or your business can become a SW Trails sponsor for $100 using the same form. You can also use PayPal to join/donate/sponsor.
There are so many benefits to walking and biking. Exercise brings better health and walking/biking are fun, easy ways to get our much needed exercise. They also provide more opportunities for social interaction and meeting neighbors that the isolation of cars does not. As more and more people use alternative forms of transportation it will reduce traffic congestion and carbon emissions. We use our cars as well and we do not like dodging bikes and pedestrians any more than anyone else. Improved trails will reduce the stress of driving as well.
We are committed to making SW Portland better for everyone by increasing safetly and opportunities for walkers and bikers.
Can SW Portland Go Platinum?
Earlier in 2008 the League
American Bicyclists awarded Portland, Oregon platinum
status as a
bicycle friendly community. Certainly there have many
in other parts of Portland and the rest of Portland is a
town. But SW Portland has not had many bike improvements
and there is a
lot of work to be done. SWTrails has been working on a
plan for bike
improvements. The plan is titled “BICYCLE FACILITIES
STRATEGY to Reach
Platinum Status in SOUTHWEST PORTLAND” and it will be
submitted to the
Portland Office of Transportation in November. We have
been working on
the plan for about two years and have received input
from many people.