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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Plan for improvements on Trail 1 and 4T between Terwilliger and South Waterfront

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

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Plan for street vacations

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

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Plan for Alternative Street Designs

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

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First aid training available to SW Trails volunteers

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

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SW Trails at Hillsdale Springfest Health and Wellness Fair

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.

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Work Party Wilson High Spring Cleanup May 2

Spring Campus Clean-Up

  • When Sat, May 2, 9am – 12pm
  • Where Wilson High School (map)
  • Description  Saturday, May 2nd is our Spring Campus Clean Up Day. Please join us from 9am-Noon at the front entrance of Wilson High with your garden tools, and gardening gloves. Principal Brian Chatard will be planting on the north side entrance of the building. This is a great opportunity for students to get some community service hours and experience. We will be hosting a BBQ at noon after the event! Come one, come all!
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May 7th work party – Marquam Trail

  • 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.

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Trail Stewardship agreement SW Trails and 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.

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Thank you April 25, 2015 Woods Park work party crew!

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Monthly SWTrails meeting April 23

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
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