Bringing the Portland-Vancouver Metro Area Together: 400 Miles of Trails Built, 600 Miles to Go

How We Did It and How Your Community Can Also Do It

25 years in planning and building a four-county and bi-state trails system.


Presenters: Mel Huie, Regional Trails Coordinator, Oregon Metro; Mike Houck, Director, Urban Greenspaces Institute; David Cohen, Program Coordinator, The Intertwine Alliance

Metro and more than 30 local, regional, state, federal, and private partners have worked together over the past 25 years in planning and building a four-county and bi-state trails system. It now covers nearly 400 miles of regional trails, which connect to hundreds of miles of local and community trails. This alliance to plan, design, fund, build, and maintain a network of trails is under a coordinated regional plan which addresses local needs and concerns while maintaining regional trail standards.

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View Intertwine Presentation Online