Portland is to be served by a network of safe places for residents and visitors to walk, bike and use mobility devices.


Bring community together to plan, facilitate improvement, use, and maintain a system of trails, sidewalks, and safe streets for Portland residents.


  • Promote walker safety
  • Protect the environment
  • Respect community needs and property rights
  • Support healthy exercise
  • Community involvement produces a better city


  • Provide safe places for residents and visitors to walk for recreation, school, interaction, and work
  • Organize opportunities for hikes
  • Manage community involvement in constructing and maintaining trails using evidence-tested practices
  • Promote a healthy respect for public trails throughout the Portland Metro area

 SW Trails in five easy words: Connectivity, safety, enjoyment, health, environment