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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SW Trails mtg Apr 22nd Agenda

Agenda for TUESDAY April 22nd 2014 Meeting
of SWTrails 7 pm at Watershed. 6388 SW Capitol Hwy, enter between the buildings.
Introductions

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Our Streets Transportation Funding Conversation April 24

The second “Our Streets Transportation Funding Conversation” will be held April 24th at the Multnomah Center 6:30 pm to 8:30 PM. A household fee of 8 to 12 per month is being considered. Bring your voice to the discussion. Take an on line poll at
www.ourstreetspdx.com, see the results of prior polling and other information on this important topic at Portlandoregon.gov, Transportation Bureau, Projects, Our Streets Transportation Funding Conversation.

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Metro Trails mtg April 23 at 1pm

Come to the Quarterly Metro Trails Meeting at Metro on Wed April 23 at 1 to 3:15, learn what is happening with trail plans and construction throughout the Metro Region and beyond. Metro Council Room.

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Help lead 4-T hike on Tuesday April 22

Help lead a 4T hike on 4/22 for signed up participants of the Oregon Active Transportation annual meeting. Join Don at the Sentinel Hotel at 9 on 4/22, bring all day bus pass.

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Red Electric trail to get $500k

Good News, due to all your help, the Red Electric will receive at least $500k for the next segment of trail late in 2015, according to Commissioner Fritz, Portland Parks Commissioner.

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Extended time to comment on high capacity transit

Metro Extends time to comment on your hi capacity transit stations and preferred projects until Friday April 25th 5pm. go to http://bit.ly/stations_modal to participate in the questionnaire.

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March 2014 minutes

SW Trails PDX

Monthly General Membership Meeting Minutes

March 27, 2014

The Watershed Building in Hillsdale
6388 SW Capitol Hwy
Portland OR 97239 Continue reading

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Metro survey of pedestrian/bike/transit options in SW

Metro wants you to tell them:

  • Where do you want stations to be located along the proposed SW high capacity transit corridor?
  • What SW Portland pedestrian and bicycle projects do you favor?

Metro has posted a survey questionnaire and materials online for you to review and comment: http://bit.ly/stations_modal.

SWTrails has long supported the Red Electric Trail segments west (project 9005 on the Metro survey) and Slavin Road connection to the Hooley Pedestrian Bridge at the bottom of the Tram (project 9007 on the Metro survey).

You can get to the forum maps via the survey or you can go straight there from here and here.

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Owl seen on SW Trails walk in Tryon Creek

On April 12, Lee Buhler led a SW Trails walk through Tryon Creek State Park.  Lee arranged to meet Phil Hamilton in the park.  Phil has become an expert on what is in Tryon Creek by volunteering over 20,000 hours working in the park.  Phil lead the group to where there was a barred owl nesting in a tree.

Barred owl on nest in tree.

Barred owl on nest in tree.
Photo by Don Mickey.

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SW Trails walk May 10

SATURDAY, MAY 10 at 9:00 am

The May 10th walk will be led by Virginia Hendrickson and will take us through the neighborhoods of West Portland Park and Far Southwest. We
will carpool to Barbur Transit Center to begin our hike. We will hike through the West Portland Park Natural Area, to Nansen Summit in
Mountain Park, and then down to Sylvania PCC campus and Lesser Park. Continue reading

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