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Nick Fish

Commissioner, City of Portland

phone: 503-823-3589

fax: 503-823-3596

1221 S.W. 4th, Room 240, Portland, OR 97204

Oregonian editorial board weighs in on Forest Park trail

In "A rogue path for the bicycle cause," the February 25 Oregonian editorial addresses the illegal off-road biking trail recently discovered in a remote part of 5,000-acre Forest Park. The editorial board calls the mile-long trail "an ugly, in places oozing, gash in a quiet, not-too-accessible place."

Commissioner Fish is currently working with a diverse group of citizens to figure out how to meet the demand for off-road biking in a safe and legal way. "Just as the city presses forward to expand off-road cycling opportunities in its parks," the editorial remarks, the rogue trail undermines the process already underway.