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Nick Fish

Commissioner, City of Portland

phone: 503-823-3589

Email: nick@portlandoregon.gov

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

Single-track discussion highlighted in Portland Monthly

Commissioner Fish is committed to finding a mutually-agreeable solution to the single-track question in Portland's parks.

July 6, 2009

Though widely recognized for its singular friendliness to cyclists, Portland has very little to offer mountain bike enthusiasts in the way of "single-track" trails, or trails dedicated solely to mountain bikers, reports Brian Barker in the July issue of "Portland Monthly."

For over 20 years, the mountain-biking community has advocated for increased trails in Portland, and as the new Commissioner-in-Charge of the Parks Bureau, Commissioner Fish has welcomed the opportunity to engage a broad range of interested parties in this discussion.

While conservation groups have raised concerns about the impact of mountain bikes on already heavily-trafficked trails, Commissioner Fish is committed to finding a solution all stakeholders can agree on.

The Commissioner convened a stakeholder roundtable in early April to solicit opinions and suggestions, and as the conversation moves forward, the Commissioner will continue to involve a diverse group to ensure that the final plan is successful.

Thanks to BikePortland.org and their Flickr account for this photo!