Washington County residents are hungry for off-street opportunities to ride bikes for transportation and recreation. The Westside Trail is a plan for a much-needed off-street, north-south connector in Washington County. Nine non-consecutive miles of the 25-mile trail have been constructed, but the plan is to extend the existing trail segments to connect the Tualatin River to the Willamette River at the St. John’s Bridge. The completed trail will connect nearly 120,000 residents to jobs, services, schools, natural areas and public transit hubs.
We need to build all 25 planned miles of the trail and anticipate its wild popularity, by providing easy connections to neighborhoods and destinations, along with safe, mid-block crossings.
STATUS: Metro, Washington County, Multnomah County, the City of Tigard, King City, and Tualatin Hills Parks and Recreation District all supported and acknowledged the Westside Trail Master Plan, with unanimous votes in May 2014. Street Trust (at the time, BTA) members and supporters submitted more than 400 signatures in support of the trail. Today, almost ten miles of trail can be enjoyed in Washington County, and construction and right-of-way acquisition continues to help complete the 25-mile route.
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