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Lake Oswego to Portland trail

Planning and conservation    Transportation and land use projects    Lake Oswego to Portland transit    Lake Oswego to Portland trail

Learn about efforts to develop an Active Transportation Corridor from South Waterfront in Portland to Lake Oswego. This 5.7‐mile long corridor connects downtown Portland with downtown Lake Oswego.

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Trail update

Learn the latest on developing the trail, including the opportunities and challenges along the corridor. Download the PDF (4M)

The proposed Lake Oswego to Portland Active Transportation Corridor has the opportunity to provide numerous connections to trail systems and the existing bicycle‐pedestrian network in Portland and Lake Oswego.

The trail’s north end links to the existing regional Willamette Greenway Trail, with connections to downtown Portland and Tom McCall Waterfront Park. Within the South Waterfront District, the aerial tram provides a direct connection to the Oregon Health and Science University (OHSU), the largest employer in Portland. Future connections include a new Willamette River Transit Bridge, a transit/bicycle/pedestrian bridge that connects to Oregon Museum of Science and Industry (OMSI); and the Gibbs Street Bridge, which will provide access across Interstate 5 to the South Portland neighborhood. In Johns Landing, Willamette Park includes connections to the Southwest Portland trails system.

In the southern section of the corridor, the trail would link to downtown Lake Oswego and Foothills Park, a riverfront park completed in 2005. Tryon Creek State Park is located on Terwilliger Boulevard just north of downtown. Completing a trail connection on the Willamette River just north of George Rogers Park will extend the corridor south to Marylhurst University and as far as West Linn and Oregon City.

Active Transportation Partnership

The Active Transportation Partnership will increase the region's effectiveness in securing funding to complete a regionwide network of on-street and off-street bikeways and walkways integrated with transit and supported by educational programs.Find out more about the Active Transportation Partnership

Lake Oswego to Portland Transit Project

The trail project grew out of the Lake Oswego to Portland Transit and Trail Study. The transit and projects were divided for further development. The Federal Transit Administration, Metro and TriMet have issued a Draft Environmental Impact Statement under the National Environmental Policy Act for the Lake Oswego to Portland Transit Project.
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