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Help Decide the Route of the Council Creek Trail

TV Highway Campaign
We’re working for a safer TV Highway, and we need your support! Learn more.

Contact Lisa Frank, Advocate
lisa@btaoregon.org
503-226-0676 x18

Previously on the blog: Metro Council Funds Hispanic Engagement for Council Creek Trail, Climate Smart Communities

Today, families living in Forest Grove, Cornelius, Hillsboro, and Banks only have one way to travel between their communities: on the highway. But western Washington County could get a new trail soon that would solve that problem and close a key gap in providing safe routes through the Tualatin Valley Highway Corridor.

Come to an open house for the Council Creek Regional Trail Master Plan. The BTA wants to see the RAIL and HIGHWAY alignments move forward as they provide the most direct route for the six-mile stretch between Forest Grove and Hillsboro, with access to local businesses and transit.

When: Wednesday, August 27, 6 – 8 p.m.
Where: Cornelius Council Chambers, 1310 N. Adair St, Cornelius

You can also weigh in online: 
http://www.oregonmetro.gov/public-projects/council-creek-regional-trail-master-plan

The Council Creek Trail would connect the Banks-Vernonia Trail, pictured here, to Forest Grove, Cornelius, Hillsboro, and the Blue Line MAX.

The Council Creek Trail would connect the Banks-Vernonia Trail, pictured here, to Forest Grove, Cornelius, Hillsboro, and the Blue Line MAX.

The Council Creek Regional Trail, which is currently in the planning stages, would provide a new biking and walking connection from the end of the MAX line in Hillsboro west to Cornelius and Forest Grove, then north to Banks. This trail would be life-changing for the communities who currently travel TV Highway to work, school, the hospital, and the market, while providing easy access to fun destinations like the Banks-Vernonia Trail.

The route to Forest Grove today. Source: Chris, "Welcome to Forest Grove" (https://www.flickr.com/photos/24778615@N08/4467974965).

The route to Forest Grove today. Source: Chris, “Welcome to Forest Grove” (https://www.flickr.com/photos/24778615@N08/4467974965).

 

People in these cities rely on OR-47 and the Tualatin Valley Highway (OR-8, or TV Highway) every day. They need a connection that is just as direct, where you’d be comfortable biking or walking with your children, grandparents, or that co-worker who’s just starting to get curious about biking.

Support the Council Creek Regional Trail and the RAIL/HIGHWAY alignments at the open house, or online here.

 

 

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