Archive | February, 2009

Local Architect and Blue Ribbon Trail Committee Member has vision of Portland full of bike paths and trails amongst other things

Over at the Burnside Blog, they published part 3 of a series entitled“IF I WERE KING OF THE (URBAN) FOREST Here are some excerpts that we wanted to share with you: Architect Rick Potestio is one of the design community’s most engaging thinkers—the product of a childhood spent basking in the work of masters like […]

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Join the effort to encourage more bike and pedestrian projects

The letter below came from the 1000 friends of Oregon Website. They are spearheading a campaign to get the federal economic recovery act to spend more money on bike and pedestrian projects. Here at npGREENWAY, we are working dilligently to receive additional funding to build the Waud Bluff Trail. This project has been languishing for […]

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Connecting Green Meeting Tonight

This video was created by Metro staff for the launch of the Connecting Green Blue Ribbon Committee for Trails last spring. Tonight, the Connecting Green Alliance will again come together for a “chance to find out what’s been going on for the past year, sign up to become actively involved in the Connecting Green Alliance, […]

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Baltimore Woods and Old Growth Oak Trees Walk

Several curious people showed on a cold, shivering Saturday morning in February to go on a walk lead by Friends of Baltimore Woods with npGreenway members. Barbara Quinn and Jim Barnas of FBW led walkers on the future North Portland Willamette Greenway Trail along the edge of Baltimore Woods and pointed out precious old growth […]

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Help us finish strong!

npGREENWAY Newsletter North Portland Greenway Trail Advocacy 2009 February 10 Issue no 031 Help us finish strong! deadline for input February 12th The Regional Flexible Funding process is coming to a close.Please take a moment and let Metro Councilors know that you want to the North Portland Willamette Greenway completed from the Steel Bridge to […]

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From the Streetfilms blog: Earl Blumenauer talks transit, stimulus, bikes and Obama

Contrary to what some politicians would have us believe right now, bicycling and transportation is a non-partisan issue. Or, as Earl Blumenauer calls it in the video below, “a BIKEpartison” issue. We need to continue the momentum to improve our non-motorized transportation infrastructure in this country for myriad reasons. The time is now!

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Rail and Trails existing together…another local example

Rail and Trails existing together. Yes, despite what the railroads here in North Portland are testifying, it is possible–and safe! Here is a great video shot by Michael Irving of his exerience on the Westside Express Service this week. Checkout the great views of all the water and trails. Love the view of the bridge […]

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