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Portland Pathways (formerly called CINP/Urban Trails) is a Portland Bureau of Transportation program. It allows community groups to propose, permit, build, and maintain trails with support from PBOT. Portland Pathways launched in 2014 to help communities make their neighborhoods better places to walk. Through the program residents can propose, permit, and build trails in undeveloped public ROW that make it easier to get around their neighborhood.
PBOT values the transformation of undeveloped, public right-of-way into urban trails. These trails are important because they offer pedestrian connections that are:
This program allows for PBOT to work with community to improve the walking environment of their neighborhoods. The Portland Pathways program helps support both thetrail and sidewalk network by allowing neighborhoods to identify and work with the City to develop right-of-way(s) in their community that could be used as a supplemental method to improve walking in their community.
Portland Pathway trails contribute to the 152 miles of completed regional trails that weave together through communities, commercial districts, residential areas, and into natural areas of beauty. Trails are an important part of the , , and the
For the latest news and updates, check out the Portland Pathways Blog!
Are you near an unimproved ROW?
Here you can find a list of Portland trail building partners who can assist your group!
Trails proces documents and notes.
Local, regional, and state funding opportunities for trail work.
Learn more about Portland in the Streets, the umbrella program that Portland Pathways operates under.
Information on the $100K Community Grant
The latest news from Portland's Urban Trails program.
Got questions? We got answers!
Step by step instructions for getting started
Interested in creating a pathway in your neighborhood? Click here to apply.
Trail Building Tools and Resources
Make sure that your proposed trail meets one of these standards developed by Parks and Recreation