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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Photos from the Bridlemile to Sylvan walk

SW Trails hiked west from Bridlemile School through Raleigh Hills.  The hike was very pleasant except pedestrian unfriendly SW Scholls Ferry Road on the western border of Portland.

Walking on SW Scholls Ferry road without a sidewalk or shoulder

Car friendly, pedestrian unfriendly SW Scholls Ferry Road was the only difficult part of the SW Trails March hike.

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SW Trails Hike April 14 in Tryon Creek

SW Urban Trails Walk on Saturday, April 14, 9:00 am
The April walk will be led by Lee Buhler. We will start by car pooling to the SW 4th Ave. entrance to Tryon Creek Park, a lush, wooded, reminder of the thick vegetation that once covered the SW hills of Portland. Continue reading

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Tell the city what trail connections are needed.

Please use the mapping tool described below to enter all the connections you have identified around your neighborhood. It is important that all the connections you seek to have SWTrails or any other non profit work with you and your neighborhood on be included. Please go on line and enter the connections that you feel are needed in your neighborhood on the walking map and if you think the route is appropriate for bikes on that map as well. Also mark all the unsafe crossings.
Keep a record of what you have entered as things tend to get lost and may have to be recreated.
Online needs mapping tool available until March 16th!

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Work Party – March 1 – Ashcreek Natural Area

SW Trails monthly first Thursday Work Party for March 1st 2018 will be at Ashcreek Natural Area from 9AM until Noon. This Natural Area is the one just above (East of) Dickinson Park where SW Trail #5 enters into the park on SW 52nd and continues down to SW 55th where we met for the February Work Party. Continue reading

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Traffic calming on SW Burlingame

Recently PBOT made a report about calming traffic on SW Burlingame Avenue. You can download a pdf of this report here.

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SW Trails meeting – Thursday Feb 22

Our next SW Trails meeting is this Thursday February 22nd from 7pm until 8:30 in the Watershed Bldg at 6388 SW Capital Hwy. This month our meeting will be highlighted by a presentation from PBOT senior SW in Motion planner Nick Falbo who will update us on progress and is seeking community input on the best pedestrian and bicycle improvements to make in the next 5 years. Come join in this discussion your input is needed. Also this meeting will be our annual membership meeting with election of new officer and board positions. Continue reading

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SW Trails Walk for March 10, 2018

Saturday, March 10, 9:00 am

The March walk will be led by Rick Kappler. We will explore Raleigh Hills. The walk starts by carpooling to Bridlemile School. From there we will go west through Raleigh Hills into Washington County, then turn north on Canyon Drive and go up hill to the Sylvan neighborhood. Continue reading

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Seen on Feb 2018 SW Trails walk

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Urban Trails Maintenance and Construction in Southwest $5,500

SW Trails PDX will get $5,500 from the Portland Bureau of Transportation  Portland in the Streets Community Grant Program.  SW Trails PDX will utilize these funds to improve community connectivity with an urban trail maintenance project of steps on SW Trail #1 from SW Twombly Ave to SW Melville Ave.

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Bridlemile Walkway $3,368

The Bridlemile Walkway will get $3,368 from the Portland Bureau of Transportation  Portland in the Streets Community Grant Program. This project will transform a walkway in the Bridlemile neighborhood of SW Portland. Continue reading

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