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TRN-6.03 - Southwest Urban Trails Plan

Non-binding City Policy

WHEREAS, pedestrian access to schools, parks, transit, recreational facilities, shopping and regional trails is limited in Southwest Portland by hilly terrain and a street network that is not well connected and circuitous;  and
WHEREAS, the SWTrails Group, a recognized committee of Southwest Neighborhoods, Inc. (SWNI), and Portland Office of Transportation came together to develop a plan to provide more pedestrian travel opportunities in Southwest Portland;  and
WHEREAS, the Southwest Urban Trails Plan proposes an urban trail network of pedestrian routes that:
  • identifies where people want to walk
  • accesses multiple destinations
  • provides pleasant, convenient, and safe access to destinations
  • uses the existing right-of-way wherever possible
  • connects with other trail systems;  and
WHEREAS, urban trail segments that are in parks or the public right-of-way, both improved and unimproved, and in an environmental zone will be required to meet all environmental protection requirements;  and

WHEREAS, urban trail segments that are not in the public right-of-way will require the property owner(s) permission, and, if undeveloped and/or in an environmental zone, will require planning and appropriate alignment that meets environmental protection requirements and community needs;  and

WHEREAS, the Southwest Urban Trails Plan is recommended for approval by the SWTrails Group and the SWNI Board of Directors; 

NOW THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the City of Portland recommends adoption of the Southwest Urban Trails Plan (PDF document, 6,360kb), substantially in conformance with the final revised draft attached as Exhibit A; and
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the City Council gratefully acknowledges the time and dedication of the SWTrails Group and the many other community members who helped shape the Southwest Urban Trails Plan.

Filed for inclusion in PPD December 4, 2003 by Portland Office of Transportation.
Resolution No. 35907 adopted by City Council July 26, 2000.