Public invited to April 14 open house on the Villages at Mt. Hood Pedestrian and Bikeway Implementation Plan

From: Ellen Rogalin, Clackamas County Department of Transportation & Development, 503-742-4274

Clackamas County is working with the community to plan safe pedestrian and bicycle options within and between Brightwood, Rhododendron, Welches, Wemme and Zigzag. The project includes development of a Safe Routes to Schools plan for Welches Schools.

The public is invited to learn more about the plans under consideration at a public open house scheduled from 6-8 p.m. on Thursday, April 14, in the Lolo Pass Room at the Resort at the Mountain, 68010 E. Fairway Ave. in Welches. 

A special presentation about the plan and project solutions will be given at 6:15 p.m., but the public is welcome to drop in at any time from 6-8 p.m. Participants will have the chance to comment on a variety of topics including:

  • How to make walking and biking safer and easier for children and adults
  • Adding safe, alternative travel options for residents and visitors
  • Identifying where a multi-use path, bikeways and shoulders are most needed
  • Safe crossings over U.S. Route 26

Project staff have been coordinating with the Mt. Hood Express to identify ways to support pedestrian and bicyclist access to transit, and with the local schools to develop a Safe Routes to School plan.

More information about the project is available online or by contacting Project Manager Lori Mastrantonio at 503-742-4511.