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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SWTrails annual meeting Jan 22 at 7pm

SWTrails Jan 22 mtg 7pm
at Watershed in Hillsdale 6388 SW Capitol Hwy enter via the Patio between the buildings
Agenda for Thursday Jan 22, 2014
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Jan 21, 2015 DRAFT City Wide Trails Policy

This is the working copy of the SW Trails version of the City Wide Trails Policy as of  noon on January 21. Jan 21, 2015 DRAFT City Wide Trails Policy

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December 2014 minutes

SW Trails PDX
Monthly Meeting Minutes

December 18, 2014
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SW Urban Trails Walk Saturday, Feb. 14 (Valentine’s Day) 9:00 am

The February 14 walk will be led by Rick Kappler.  It will be about 5.5 miles with 200 feet elevation gain.  From Wilson High School, we’ll carpool to Gabriel Park.  Then we’ll go west on the sidewalk on SW Vermont St., north on SW 45th St. to SW Ilinois Ave.  Then we’ll cross SW Shattuck Rd. to Alpenrose Dairy.  After taking a trail to Cedar Sinai Park, we’ll go west to SW 65th Ave., west on Beaverton-Hillsdale Highway, South on SW Oleson Rd. and then we’ll take trail 3 back to Gabriel Park. Continue reading

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January 2015 Walk – poem read from bottom to top

Excerpt from poem "Lost Generation" by Jonathan Reed seen by SW Trails walkers on their January walk.  One reads the poem from top to bottom, then from bottom to top.  To read the poem, walk to the corner of SW Water and SW Grover.

Excerpt from poem “Lost Generation” by Jonathan Reed seen by SW Trails walkers on their January walk. One reads the poem from top to bottom, then from bottom to top. To read the poem, walk to the corner of SW Water and SW Grover.

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Comments on TSP Map App and on the PBOT Project List

Don Baack spent several days reviewing the Map App for Transportation and the PBOT Transportation Project List. He posted his comments on the Map App. He also sent his comments in a spread sheet to Portland city officials.

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ORcycle – App for bike routes and safety

ORcycle – New APP for Bicyclists To Access and Share Travel Info: The Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) and Portland State University (PSU) have partnered to create an app that allows riders to share valuable travel information with transportation planners across the state. Data gathered from ORcycle, including feedback about bike routes, infrastructure and crashes/accidents, will allow transportation planners to better design, build or upgrade bicycle facilities and other bicycle-related projects in Oregon. The pilot app can be downloaded from Google Play (Android) and Apple’s iTunes (iOS). For more information see: http://www.pdx.edu/transportation-lab/orcycle

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SW Trails needs your support

Dear Friends,

We need your suppor to continue serving our community in 2015.
As 2014 comes to a close SW Trails can look back on many successes:
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SWTrails Dec 18 meeting 7pm at Watershed in Hillsdale

SWTrails Dec 18 meeting 7pm at Watershed in Hillsdale
6288 SW Capitol Hwy Enter between buildings
Agenda for Thursday Dec 18, 2014
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Draft SW Trails Policy and Cover Letter

For discussion purposes, here are versions of the proposed SW Trails Policy document

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