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No 5-acre urban lot: Survey aims to look at residents' true housing priorities

Launched as part of Metro's urban growth report, the survey of 800 regional residents, plus another panel of Opt In participants, could shed light on the trade-offs consumers are willing to make to live in the type of neighborhood they desire.

¡Vámonos! Join Metro, Kaiser Permanente and Virginia Garcia for the Walk for Wellness

Join Metro and Virginia Garcia to celebrate the opening of the new Cornelius Wellness Center with the two-mile Walk for Wellness fundraiser on Saturday, Oct. 20. The walk is free and begins at 9 a.m. at the Cornelius Wellness Center, 1151 Adair St. in Cornelius.

Sun sets on a summer of free ¡Vámonos! events

Girl on bikeMetro and community partners hosted more than a dozen ¡Vámonos! events in Washington County this spring and summer, engaging over 1,500 walkers and riders. The events highlighted the easy, family-friendly routes to explore by foot and by bike featured on the ¡Vámonos! maps.

Washington County residents, community groups helped design new ¡Vámonos! maps

VamonosMetro worked closely with partners and residents to develop the new, bilingual ¡Vámonos! maps that help residents discover safe, interesting walking and biking routes in Cornelius, Forest Grove and Hillsboro.

Metro Council accepts findings report on climate scenario planning

Local policies designed to preserve farmland and make livable neighborhoods have made the Portland area well prepared to reduce emissions related to climate change, but more work will be needed to meet state targets and maintain the quality of life the region is striving for.

Traffic, land use lead Metro Council discussion about TV Highway

TV HwyAt a work session Tuesday, Metro Council discusses whether the Tualatin Valley Highway should be thought of as an arterial or throughway, a definition that will help officials planning for the the future of the road.

Decision-makers explore on the ground conditions in the Southwest corridor

To get a first-hand sense of the communities in the Southwest Corridor between Sherwood and Portland, Metro councilors Carl Hosticka and Barbara Roberts led the Southwest Corridor Plan Steering Committee on a bus tour of the area Monday morning.

Proposed route for Tonquin Trail connects rivers, cities – and people

Someday, the Tonquin Trail will wind its way through urban and rural landscapes in the southwestern part of the Portland metropolitan area, providing new ways for people to travel to work, shopping, schools, nature and more.

New TriMet tool helps you plan transit, biking and walking trips in any combination

TriMet trip plannerWhat's all this buzz about TriMet's new trip tool, the Portland Regional Trip Planner? Unlike existing tools, the new Trip Planner lets you to plan trips combining transit, bike and walking in a single itinerary.

New information available about urban growth boundary options

At www.oregonmetro.gov/greatplaces, you can view interactive maps and download reports about each of 10 areas being considered.