Examples of combined recreational and industrial uses on east and west coast port properties.
Research by Port of Portland staff, October 2009
This research offers examples of combined recreational and industrial uses on west coast port properties. It explores the interface of public space and water access areas developed and operated by ports. It is not intended to be an inclusive look at all ports, but rather a collection of relevant examples.
As the use of containers, gentrification and population pressures have shrunk the footprint of urban marine terminals, many ports, still the owners of unused piers, have redeveloped certain areas with upscale restaurants, art galleries and boardwalks.
Some parks are created by ports for the purposes of establishing buffer zones to residential areas, providing views of port operations and as forms of environmental remediation. Parks and open spaces which are created by ports can also be the results of complicated past real estate transactions, or developments that did come to full fruition. This report does not address the significant maintenance issues and costs for some of the cited examples, which would be important considerations for ports considering these types of use.
Harborside Trail, New Haven Harbor, Connecticut
The Harborside Trail will connect the mouth of the West River to Lighthouse Point following closely the shoreline of New Haven Harbor. The trail will be an off-road paved path wherever existing conditions permit. The trail will enhance public access to the shoreline of New Haven Harbor. It will contribute, along with other ongoing projects, to reconnect the public to the City’s waterfront. The trail will connect the harbor’s varied and diverse water-dependant commercial and industrial facilities, cultural destinations, and natural environments.
Published October 01, 2009
Westchester County New York and Friends of Westchester County Parks, in collaboration with Westchester County Parks, announce collaboration with Smart Outdoor to enhance 34.6-mile running trail.
Defining a trail corridor in law, policy, and planning.
Don Meeker, president of Terrabilt, reflects on trails as a critical sanctuary during COVID-19, and provides guidance on signage to keep everyone on trails safe. Terrabilt will also provide the production artwork for their COVID-19 trail sign for free.
IMBA Trail Solutions visited the Moose River Plains Wild Forest for one week in October of 2013 to conduct field research, meet with stakeholders, and to begin the process of developing a conceptual design for mountain bike use in the area. All of the designs presented in this report are conceptual in nature and have not been completely field verified. Additional work will need to be done in the field to finalize the designs of reroutes and proposed trails described in this report.