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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 accomplishments 1996 to 2014

SW Trails has completed many projects since 1996.  The following map shows were they are.  Click on the map for more details.

Projects undertaken by SW Trails between 1996 and 2014. Click on map for more details.

Projects undertaken by SW Trails between 1996 and 2014. Click on map for more details.

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Top projects for SWTrails urban trails for Portland Street Fee

The Portland city government is planning on implementing a “Street Fee” which will raise money for transportation projects.  SW Trails has compiled recommendations for the best use of that portion of the money that will be allocated to sidewalks and street crossings.

The recommended sites can be seen on the map below.  For more details, click on the map to see the annotations on an interactive map. Continue reading

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SW Trails asks city for permission to build SW Coronado trail

For over a year there has been a heated controversy about the use of the unimproved right of way on SW Coronado.  On September 15, SW Trails has just sent a letter to the city officials asking for permission to build a trail on this disputed land. Continue reading

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SW Urban Trails walk, Saturday Oct 11

SW URBAN TRAILS WALK
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 11th, 9:00 am

Don Baack will lead the monthly walk on Saturday, Oct. 11. It will be about
4 miles with 480 feet elevation gain. We will be celebrating the reopening
of the Iowa Street Trail after being closed for 4 years because of
construction. We will meet at Wilson High School and walk down the trail
under the Barbur Bridge where we will have a short ribbon cutting ceremony,
brief speeches and time to look at the site. Continue reading

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Beautiful clear day for a walk around Portland’s waterfront.

SW Trails walkers on the Esplanade.

Walkers on the September 2014 monthly SW Trails hike. This month there were 19 people who walked around the Portland waterfront and Esplanade. The Steel Bridge in the background was built in 1912 with a rare design. It’s the only double-deck bridge with independent lifts in the world. Cars and MAX go on the upper deck, pedestrians and AmTrack trains go on the lower deck.


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Map of trail from Stevens Crossing subdivision to Robert Gray School

There is a trail that runs from the Stevens Creek subdivision to Robert Gray school.

In the map below Fanno Creek runs right where the black arrow points.  The trail has a very steep grade from there north up to Beaverton Hillsdale highway. Continue reading

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City opens 2014 Spirit of Portland Award nominations

Victor Salinas, Community Engagement Coordinator, 503-823-3093

PORTLAND – Nominations are now being accepted for the 30th annual Spirit of Portland awards. If you know of an individual or group who has helped make Portland a better place to live, work, study, pray or play, please nominate them for one of the 2014 awards.

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Planning a new sidewalk on SW 45th

SW 45th & California LID: Council Consideration of Resolution to Initiate LID Formation Proceedings on 9/17/14 – 9:30 AM Time Certain

Here is the Council agenda item:

http://www.portlandonline.com/auditor/index.cfm?c=26997&a=378315

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Ash Creek Work Parties Sat, Sun, Monday this weekend!

Labor Day weekend laboring opportunity at Smith School SAT Aug 30, SUN Aug 31, and MON Sept 1 9AM to 1PM

The Ashcreek Neighborhood Association is doing a work party at the Smith School Playfield (SW 52nd and Marigold) this coming weekend to build 900 ft of path (forward it) to anyone that might be interested. We will be working on a gravel path that completes a perimeter around Smith School. Continue reading

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SW Trails monthy meeting Aug 28

Agenda for THURSDAY August 28th 2014 Meeting Watershed 6288 SW Capitol Hwy corner of Bertha Court Continue reading

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