Archive | February, 2008


Walking the Greenway Trail on Swan Island

This post is written by npGREENWAY Acting Director, Francie Royce and originally appeared on her blog. –A well edited version of this story appears in Walk About Magazine Jan/Feb 2008 Swan Island, an industrial hub in North Portland, home to heavy industry and distribution warehouses, would seem an unlikely location for a trail for wildlife […]

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Map your Ride/Run/Walk

Just saw this for the first time today. This site is really cool and has great potential. It appears to be a lot more advanced than the Gmap Pedometer site. Work CommuteFind more Commutes in Portland, Oregon

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Out of Tragedy comes Hope for Tomorrow

[An inspirational story from Streetfilms in New York City]Mary Beth Kelly’s story is as inspirational as they come. In June 2006, she and her husband Dr. Carl Henry Nacht, a physician who regularly used his bike to visit thousands of his patients at the hospital (and even to make in-home visits), were bicycling when a […]

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Proposed System Development Charge Increase Open Houses

This post is copied from an e-newsletter from the Audubon Society of Portland. It expresses their views and is provided here for your informational purposes. Update on Proposed System Development Charge (SDC) increase for new Parks, Trails, and Natural Areas. Please Attend Upcoming Open Houses and Support Commissioner Saltzman’s proposal for new funding for Parks, […]

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Celebrate the River, On the River

August 28—September 7, 2008 Celebrate the River, On the River Join in the fun at Portland’s biggest event to celebrate the Willamette River. Riverfest is being designed as a family-friendly chance to come down by the riverside, get out on the water, take river tours, enjoy live music, learn first-hand about the river’s history and […]

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Financing Portland’s First Bicycle Paths, 1896-1899

From DIY to Public Funding: Financing Portland’s First Bicycle Paths, 1896-1899 Historian Eric Lundgren discusses early efforts to fund and build safe routes for cyclists. *** *** *** Thursday, February 21st, 12:00 – 1:00 pm Portland Building Room C 1120 SW 5th Avenue, 2d floor (bring your lunch!)Timo ForsbergTransportation OptionsDirect: (503) 823-7699Fax: (503) 823-7371E-mail:

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