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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Walkers went to Eagle Point on Sept 27

SW Trails sponsored an extra walk in September.  This walk went to  the Eagle Point lookout where the Friends of Terwilliger and the Portland Parks department had an opening dedication to this new park property.

Eagle Point opening cerimony

Portland City Commissioner Fish welcomes the Friends of Terwilliger and hikers from SW Trails to the dedication of Eagle Point into the Portland Parks network. Eagle Point is a woodsy viewpoint just off Terwilliger Boulevard with a great view of Portland.
Photo credit: Holly A. Zimmerman


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Trail building work party at Woods Park Sat Sept 27th

SW Trails trail builders there is a special work party this coming Saturday Sept 27th at Woods Park to continue construction of the “Marigold to Marigold” trail that will cross the park from West to East and open up safe access to and through the park from the West.

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August 2014 minutes

SW Trails PDX
Monthly Meeting Minutes

August 28, 2014
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Work Party Oct 10 from 9am to 12 at SW Terwilliger near Campus Drive

Want to work on renovating the terrible trail from SW Woods to SW Terwilliger Blvd near Campus Drive?
We will have a work party on Friday Oct 10 from 9 am to 12 to work on improving the trail.
We will have a pre meeting with Portland Parks on Oct 3rd to look at the site and discuss what needs to be done.

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Monthly SW Trails meeting – Wednesday Sept 24

Note Meeting has been moved to Wed Eve at Watershed

Agenda for Wednesday Sept 24th 2014 Meeting Watershed 6288 SW Capitol Hwy corner of Bertha Court

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Help needed for Sunday Parkways

Southwest Sunday Parkways is Sunday, Sept. 28 and SW Trails is helping to recruit volunteers to assist at intersections and more. If you can volunteer or need more information, please go to the link below.

http://www.portlandoregon.gov/transportation/article/458897.

Help is needed for two shifts on that day, 9:45am – 1:30pm or 12:30pm – 4:00pm. You will be acting as Intersection Superheroes or Mobile Superheroes, keeping participants safe while helping neighbors into and out of their home on the routes.

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SW Trails accomplishments 1996 to 2014

SW Trails has completed many projects since 1996.  The following map shows were they are.  Click on the map for more details.

Projects undertaken by SW Trails between 1996 and 2014. Click on map for more details.

Projects undertaken by SW Trails between 1996 and 2014. Click on map for more details.

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Top projects for SWTrails urban trails for Portland Street Fee

The Portland city government is planning on implementing a “Street Fee” which will raise money for transportation projects.  SW Trails has compiled recommendations for the best use of that portion of the money that will be allocated to sidewalks and street crossings.

The recommended sites can be seen on the map below.  For more details, click on the map to see the annotations on an interactive map. Continue reading

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SW Trails asks city for permission to build SW Coronado trail

For over a year there has been a heated controversy about the use of the 50 foot wide unimproved public right of way on SW Coronado.  On September 15, SW Trails has just sent a letter to the city officials asking for permission to build a trail on this disputed land. Continue reading

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SW Urban Trails walk, Saturday Oct 11

SW URBAN TRAILS WALK
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 11th, 9:00 am

Don Baack will lead the monthly walk on Saturday, Oct. 11. It will be about
4 miles with 480 feet elevation gain. We will be celebrating the reopening
of the Iowa Street Trail after being closed for 4 years because of
construction. We will meet at Wilson High School and walk down the trail
under the Barbur Bridge where we will have a short ribbon cutting ceremony,
brief speeches and time to look at the site. Continue reading

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