We have great news for all of us who live, work, play, and ride on the West Side! In May, elected officials representing Washington County, Multnomah County, the City of Tigard, King City, Tualatin Hills Parks and Recreation District, and Metro Regional Government all voted in favor of the Westside Trail Master Plan.
The Westside Trail is a Blueprint priority because it would provide 25 miles of new off-street connections from the Tualatin River in King City all the way up to the Willamette River in Northwest Portland. When finished, 120,000 people will have a safe, comfortable, scenic north-south route to get them to school, work, neighborhood parks, the grocery store and more.
The Bicycle Transportation Alliance wants to thank all the staff and elected officials who supported the vision of a new Westside Trail, but most importantly, we want to thank the 424 of you who signed our petition in support of the trail. Your voices made this happen.
Thank you to all our representatives who support better biking and walking on the West Side:
Metro Council: President Tom Hughes, Councilor Shirley Craddick, Councilor Carlotta Collette, Councilor Craig Dirksen, Councilor Kathryn Harrington, Councilor Sam Chase, Councilor Bob Stacey
Multnomah County Board of Commissioners: Chair Marissa Madrigal, Commissioner Liesl Wendt, Commissioner Judy Shiprack, Commissioner Diane McKeel (Commissioner Loretta Smith not present for vote)
Washington County Board of Commissioners: Chair Andy Duyck, Commissioner Dick Schouten, Commissioner Greg Malinowski, Commissioner Roy Rogers, Commissioner Bob Terry
King City Council: Mayor Ron Shay, Councilor Suzan Turley, Councilor David Newham, Councilor Al Reu, Councilor Malka Sekey, Councilor Ken Gibson, Councilor Darrel Unruh
Tigard City Council: Mayor John L. Cook, Councilor Gretchen Buehner, Council President Marland Henderson, Councilor Jason Snider, Councilor Marc Woodard
Tualatin Hills Parks and Recreation District: President Joe Blowers, Director Bob Scott, Director Larry Pelatt, Director John Griffiths, Director Jerry Jones, Jr.