I recently picked up an issue of The Sun because I saw this article referenced on the front of the magazine. This is one of the things that the North Portland Greenway trail will help alleviate. Louv argues that we are in some ways over-protecting our children, but we’re at the same time doing them disservice by not getting them more connected with nature. The article speaks for itself.
Meanwhile, Jason Starman, web guy extraordinaire, is cooking up a ride for seeing portions of the existing and proposed North Portland trail network on April 14. Details will be forthcoming. For those who might be reluctant, I haven’t exactly been all that great about getting out on my bicycle the last few months, but I will be there pulling a bike trailer with two four-year-old kids in it, so those who might not exactly be in Lance Armstrong shape will have someone to ride with also.