The county strives to create a complete transportation network where walking and biking are safe, convenient and comfortable ways of moving around the county. We prepare plans and implement projects that support bicycling and walking as viable forms of transportation.
Clackamas County is the only county in the state recognized by the League of American Bicyclists Bike Friendly Communities Program. You can find details about the County’s Bronze Award here.
Plans Incorporating Bicycle & Pedestrian Elements
The ATP identifies key active transportation routes that connect destinations and communities in both rural and urban portions of Clackamas County.
Bicycle Master Plan
The Bicycle Master Plan is a wide-ranging assessment of bicycle transportation in Clackamas County and offers recommendations for establishing a county-wide bicycle network.
Pedestrian Master Plan
The Pedestrian Master Plan is designed to enhance the pedestrian network within the county to promote waking as a safe, reasonable mode of transportation.
The TSP provides policies, guidelines, and projects to meet transportation needs for residents, businesses and visitors in unincorporated Clackamas County for 20 years.
Clackamas County is assisting the City of Gladstone, who received federal grant funding from the Regional Flexible Funds Allocation (RFFA), in studying the feasibility and location of constructing a bridge in the abandoned Trolley Trail Bridge crossing of the Clackamas River.
The Rhododendron Main Street redevelopment plan is an opportunity to address housing and multi-modal transportation connection needs along Hwy 26 in Rhododendron.
Resources for Walking and Biking in Clackamas County
- To report debris or a problem with a bike lane, call 503-557-6391 between 8 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. or use the online reporting system here.
- The Pedestrian and Bikeway Advisory Committee generally meets the first Tuesday of every month, and the public is welcome to attend. Check website for periodic schedule changes and meeting cancellations.
- Clackamas County Bicycle Map – get a copy of our full-color, full-size, map of the county (updated in 2019).
- Clackamas County Tourism has information about recreational biking.
- Metro’s Bike There! Map is a great resource for riding around Clackamas County and the region.
Current Bicycle & Pedestrian Projects
Bicycle and Pedestrian Count Program
In 2017 Clackamas County was awarded a grant from Metro to install and maintain bicycle and pedestrian counters along the Trolley Trail. Data gathered can be utilized for future active transportation project funding requests.
Safe Routes to School
The Clackamas County Safe Routes to School (SRTS) program helps create safe walking and bicycling conditions for K-12 students. The current program is partially funded through a grant from Metro.
Oak Grove – Lake Oswego Pedestrian/Bicycle Bridge Feasibility Study
Clackamas County is studying the feasibility of a bike/pedestrian bridge over the Willamette River between Lake Oswego and unincorporated Oak Grove.
Oak Grove Bicycle Parking
Clackamas County was awarded a grant in 2019 from Metro to provide bicycle parking in Downtown Oak Grove.
Completed Bicycle & Pedestrian Projects
Clackamas Regional Center Pedestrian and Bicycle Connection Project
Clackamas County and the Oregon Department of Transportation collaborated on a project to create safe pedestrian and bicycle connections between the Max Green Line light-rail station and major area employers and services in the Clackamas Regional Center area.
Monroe Neighborhood Street Design Plan
Complete streets project to improve safety for walkers, bicyclists and motorists on this neighborhood street that connects downtown Milwaukie with northwest Clackamas County and the Clackamas Town Center.
Walk & Bike the Villages at Mt. Hood Planning Project
A year-long project to identify and promote safe travel options for the communities of Welches, Wemme, Zig Zag, Rhododendron and Brightwood, and surrounding areas.