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POL Government Elected Officials Commissioner Nick Fish
Lively Forest Park debate continues - October 26, 2009

Portland consistently ranks in the top nationally on bicycle friendliness, but we currently lack adequate off-road biking opportunities.

  

In Saturday’s Oregonian, Janie Har writes about the community dialogue around off-road cycling opportunities in Forest Park.

 

Nick has convened a task force made up of walkers, cyclists, joggers, birdwatchers, and other Forest Park users to explore how we might improve the biking experience in the park, which currently hosts only 1/3 of a mile of ‘single-track' open to cyclists.

 

As part of a broader strategy to increase bicycling opportunities in Portland, Nick has also engaged with the recently launched Gateway Green initiative and is supportive of other trail system projects, including the North Portland Greenway.