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City planning -- Oregon -- Portland Metropolitan Area, Greenways -- Oregon -- Portland Metropolitan Area, Open spaces -- Oregon -- Portland Metropolitan Area, Trails -- Oregon -- Portland -- Planning


In January 2002, Metro Regional Parks and Greenspaces (Metro) and North Clackamas Parks and Recreation District (NCPRD) contacted Portland State University's Planning Workshop class for assistance with a regional trail planning project. Metro is the regional government for the Portland metropolitan area. Within Metro, the Regional Parks and Greenspaces staff administers the parks, open space, natural area, trails and greenways acquisition program for the citizens of the region. NCPRD is a special service district of Clackamas County that provides park and recreation services to communities in the northern portion of the county.

When the project was presented to the workshop class, Metro and NCPRD were beginning to plan for the conversion of a former streetcar right ..of-way into a multi-use trail in North Clackamas County. Both agencies were interested in having a student group assist with the early phases of trail planning. In response to this interest, the workshop team completed a work plan detailing tasks and timelines for the workshop project. A part of the work plan was a problem statement that would guide the team's work: What are the opportunities and constraints that should guide the design and development of the Trolley Trail?

This report presents the workshop team's findings of opportunities and constraints. This report will assist Metro and NCPRD in future trail planning phases. Itwillalso assist hired professional consultants who will lead future planning and design efforts. The report is divided into three sections for easy reference.


Client: Metro Regional Parks and Greenspaces (Metro) and North Clackamas Parks and Recreation District (NCPRD).

Included with project materials is an interactive CD. It is available at the College of Urban Studies and Planning Library at Portland State University


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