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 Urban Trails Walk Feb 11, 2017

Saturday, February 11, 9:00 am

The February walk will be led by Virginia Hendrickson.  From Wilson High School, we will carpool to the Barbur Transit Center.  We will leave the Barbur Transit Center, walk on SW 40th, take a path on the Jackson Middle School grounds and on neighborhood
streets, to the Loll Wildwood Natural Area (formerly known as West
Portland Park).  Continue reading

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SW Urban Trails Walk Saturday Jan 14

Saturday, January 14, 9:00 am

Due to the unlikely chance of the snow and ice melting by Saturday, we are taking the rare step of canceling the monthly Urban Trails walk. Continue reading

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Streets and Sidewalks in SW Portland

SW Neighborhoods Miles of street Without Curbs Unpaved Miles of Sidewalk Sidewalk Coverage
Arnold Creek Neighborhood Association 14 38% 2% 8 28%
Ashcreek Neighborhood Association 22 51% 5% 8 17%
Bridlemile Neighborhood Assocation 16 38% 1% 3 9%
Collins View Neighborhood Association 12 66% 8% 2 8%
Crestwood Neighborhood Association 6 70% 10% 0.6 6%
Far Southwest Neighborhood Association 7 39% 14% 2 16%
Hayhurst Neighborhood Association 21 35% 5% 5 13%
Healy Heights Neighborhood Association / SW Hills 2 76% 0% 0.1 4%
Hillsdale Neighborhood Association 35 52% 3% 14 19%
Homestead Neighborhood Association 9 19% 1% 8 44%
Maplewood Neighborhood Association 10 28% 4% 0.7 3%
Markham Neighborhood Association 10 72% 5% 2 9%
Marshall Park Neighborhood Association 8 30% 14% 1 7%
Multnomah Neighborhood Association 29 4% 3% 11 19%
South Burlingame Neighborhood Association 9 1% 2% 8 42%
South Portland Neighborhood Association 25 23% 3% 39 77%
Southwest Hills Residential League 31 8% 3% 23 37%
West Portland Park Neighborhood Association 13 0% 1% 6 23%
Total Southwest Neighborhoods Inc. (SWNI) 281 41% 5% 139 25%

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SW Trails Request for Support for 2017

Dear SW Trail Supporter,

Tis the season to be asking
If you would like to be basking
In safe connecting routes
That take children to school
And you around the “hood”. Continue reading

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November 17, 2016 Minutes

SW Trails PDX
Monthly Meeting Minutes

November 17, 2016

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December hike iced out

December hike was iced out – here is a picture of the results of the ice on the route the hike was supposed to take, Trail #6.


This is one of several ice storm damaged sites along Trail #6.

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SW Trails meeting Dec 15

Trails Meeting December 15, 2016 7pm at Watershed in Hillsdale, enter between buildings at 6388 SW Capitol Highway

If you can, bring a treat to share Continue reading

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Work Party Saturday Dec 3 Council Crest

Special Work Party Saturday Dec 3rd 9AM- Noon
SW Greenway Ave at Marquam Trail

Portland Park and Recreation Lands Stewardship (PPR-LS) and SW Trails is conducting a follow-up work party for Saturday Dec 3rd from 9AM to Noon up near Council Crest where Marquam trail crosses Greenway Ave. The work to be done will be about 150 feet of trail construction including a bit or rock work, graveling, and cutting the full bench route. If you have an interest and have not been able to join us on Thursdays this is a good opportunity. Continue reading

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Work Party – Thursday Dec 1 – Council Crest

Work Party on Thursday Dec.1st 9AM to Noon
Meet at Council Crest Circle Continue reading

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SW Trails minutes October 2016

SW Trails PDX  Monthly Meeting October 27, 2016

Topics: Southwest in Motion; OHSU Trail #1 Continue reading

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