Help Metro and cities across the Portland metropolitan area select proposed bike, pedestrian and freight projects as part of the Regional Flexible Funds program. These proposed projects are located in all three area counties – some provide local improvements and some provide benefit to the whole metropolitan region. Public comments on which bike, pedestrian, transit, road and freight projects to fund are being taken through 5 p.m. on June 7. Project descriptions are available in English, Spanish, Vietnamese, Chinese and Russian.
Looking for a safe way to bike from Forest Park to the Tualatin River? Once complete, the Westside Trail will offer commuters and outdoor enthusiasts alike new ways to get to commute, exercise and explore the great outdoors.
If you want to hear the latest about trail projects taking shape across the region, attend the Regional Trails Fair, from 1 to 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 8, at the Metro Regional Center, 600 NE Grand Avenue in Portland.
Metro announces the recipients of $2.1 million in funds awarded through the Regional Travel Options grant program. These fourteen grants will support projects that increase opportunities for residents to use transit, carpool, ride their bicycles or walk.
With today's growing preference for walkable communities and locally owned and operated businesses, historic streets and districts are re-emerging as the heart of the community that draw people together and help rebuild local economies. Learn how Metro's Development Center acts as a public partner in two programs for revitalizing downtowns and main streets that offer strategies from small – such as lighting and window display techniques – to grand, such as a comprehensive revitalization curriculum for a commercial district.
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