We have received word that the proposed 2015-16 budget will include funds for the new Hawk crossing of SW Naito at SW Whitaker (Trail 1 and 4T), this means a pedestrian and bicycle rider activated flashing stop signal to make crossing of this major speedway much safer. Continue reading
The same team working on the Comprehensive Plan and the Transportation System Plan are going to address how street vacations are handled, and hopefully provide strong guidance to PBOTon how encroachments and deliberate blockage of unbuilt rights of way are handled. Continue reading
The team working on the Comprehensive Plan and the Transportation System Plan are going to include a section on Alternative Street Designs which will address the use of extended shoulders and climbing bike lanes/pedestrian walkways/extended shoulders, continuous sidewalks on one side of the street as lower cost alternatives to improve our active transportation infrastructure. Lower costs will enable more miles of improved infrastructure to be built for the same investment. Continue reading
As part of the Trails Stewardship agreement with Portland Parks & Recreation, SWTrails members are eligible for First Aid training if they have completed the attached volunteer application and Criminal Records Check Consent form. These forms can be returned to our Stewardship Coordinator, Mary Verrilli at Mary.Verrilli@portlandoregon.gov , 503 823-9423, mail: 2909 SW 2nd Ave, Portland, OR 97201 or fax: 503 823-2358.
The upcoming schedule of classes is below: First Aid/CPR/AED Continue reading
SW Trails will have a booth at the Hillsdale Springfest Health and Wellness Fair.
Medical professionals will host a health and wellness fair from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. in the parking lot of Bowman’s Hillsdale Pharmacy, 6256 S.W. Capitol Hwy., near the Hillsdale Farmers Market. Visitors seeking healthcare providers can chat with local professionals in a casual setting.
- Project: Switchback reconstruction, trail armoring, install rock drain, tread reconstruction, add additional stair at base of staircase, brushing/pruning along trail.
- Trail: Marquam Trail
- Meeting Location: Marquam Trail where it crosses SW Sherwood Drive SW Sherwood Drive is off of SW Broadway.
- Time and Date: May 7th. Meet at 9am and work until noon.
This is the first work party under the new Trail Stewardship agreement with Portland Parks.
SW Trails and Portland Parks have established a trails stewardship agreement. The goal is the maintenance of soft surface trails in natural areas and trail corridors in SW Portland. This agreement includes monthly scheduled work parties for trail maintenance in various Portland parks.
Agenda for Thursday Apr 23, 2014
7pm @ Watershed In Hillsdale 6388 SW Capitol Hwy
Approval of Agenda
Discussion: New Trail and Bridges linking Marshall Park with the new bridge over Tryon at Arnold and Boones Fy Rd John Mullen, Director of Tryon Creek State Park
Discussion: Trails and Parks draft stewardship agreement and discussion with Jeff Hough of proposed trail maintenance schedule et al