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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SW Trails monthly meeting – March 26 at 7pm

Agenda for THURSDAY March 26th 7pm Meeting

Watershed 6288 SW Capitol Hwy corner of Bertha Court

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SW Trails urban hike on April 11

SW Urban Trails Walk

Saturday, April 11,  9:00 am

Virginia Hendrickson will lead the walk on Saturday, April 11.  It will be about 6 miles with about 600 feet elevation gain.  After carpooling to the Barbur Transit Center we’ll walk to the top of Mountain Park and then through Portland Community College.  Also included will be the West Portland Park natural area and Lesser Park.

Meet behind the bleachers at Wilson High School (Sunset Blvd. and Capitol Highway) and be ready to go at 9:00 am.  Bring a snack and water and dress for the weather.  Well behaved dogs are allowed. They must be on leash.  For health reasons, there is no smoking on SW trails walks.

For more information or to volunteer to lead a future walk in your neighborhood contact Sharon Fekety (fekety@hevanet.com).

Co-sponsored by SWTrailsPDX and Hillsdale Neighborhood Association

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pi day = 3.14.15 9:26 am on SW Portland trail walk.

The SWTrails walking group stopped at 3-14-15 9:26 AM to honor pi=3.1415926.

3141592653 The trilliums were blooming.

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Robert Hamilton wrote letter of support for Red Electric and other SW Trails projects

Robert Hamilton wrote a letter of support for the Red Electric and other SW Trails projects to the Portland city officials (PSC@portlandoregon.gov,TSP@portlandoregon).

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SW Trails urges you to send letter to Portland city officials

Deadline for submitting comments on the City of Portland Comprehensive Plan and the Transportation System Plan (a part of the Comp Plan) is 5 pm March 9th 2015.

The Comprehensive Plan is a very important document as it guides all the infrastructure planning and construction as well as the zoning and all the special uses around the city. It has not been updated for many many years.

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Another letter supporting trails in SW Portland

From: Tim Davis <pdxfan@gmail.com>
Date: February 25, 2015 at 22:43:58 PST
To: trails@portlandoregon.gov, PSC@portlandoregon.gov, TSP@portlandoregon.gov
Subject: Supporting a substantial public trail system in SW Portland–and a quick completion of the Red Electric trail

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SW Trails monthly meeting February 26

Agenda for Thursday Feb 26, 2014 7pm @ Watershed In Hillsdale 6388 SW Capitol Hwy
Approval of Agenda
Presentation: BES Proposed work on SW Stevenson and SW Hamilton
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January 22, 2014 SW Trails Minutes

SW Trails PDX
Monthly Meeting and Annual Membership Meeting Minutes
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Transportation System Plan(TSP) – letter from Laura Foster

From: Laura Foster <lauraobfoster@gmail.com>
Date: February 23, 2015 at 12:57:15 PST
To: PSC@portlandoregon.gov, TSP@portlandoregon.gov
Cc: Don Baack <baack@q.com>
Subject: Red Electric


I’m a Portland writer who, through my guidebooks, has made a living off the well-designed pedestrian infrastructure in the City. I’m writing to ask you to continue the excellence by addressing the deficits in walking resources in Southwest Portland.
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Valentine’s day picture on SW Trails walk

Valentine's Day 2015 - A record number of walkers joined the walk in which Rick Kappler led the group through the neighborhoods west of Gabriel Park.

Valentine’s Day 2015 – A record number of walkers joined the walk in which Rick Kappler led the group through the neighborhoods west of Gabriel Park.

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