In November 2019, voters in greater Portland approved a $475 million bond measure to further protect clean water, restore fish and wildlife habitat and provide opportunities for people to connect with nature close to home. $10 million of the bond funds are dedicated to purchasing land from willing sellers to complete portions of the region’s network of walking and biking trails.
Help Metro prioritize trail projects
Review the tool
There are more potential projects than even $10 million can fund, so Metro has worked with community members over the past year to rank projects based on their needs and priorities. This community input is being used to create a prioritization tool that will help Metro make decisions about which trail projects to invest in with limited resources.
Now, Metro needs your help reviewing the prioritization tool to make sure it is accurately reflecting what community members asked for and what you know about the context around each potential project.
Please review the draft rankings of each project and then then complete a comment card to let Metro know if there is anything else to consider when looking at these potential trail investments.
The deadline to submit comments is December 3.
Metro will then combine the results of the prioritization tool along with your comments and other information not captured in the tool, to develop a single list of projects to guide Metro’s regional trail investments. The list may change periodically as Metro re-runs the tool every few years to respond to shifts in demographics, traffic, and other conditions.