Public invited to comment on Villages at Mt. Hood Ped/Bike Plan at public hearings Nov. 14 and Dec. 7

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

 Media and Interested Parties

Over the past year, Clackamas County staff worked with the community to design a plan to meet pedestrian and bicycle travel needs in the Villages at Mt. Hood area. The villages include the communities of Brightwood, Welches/Wemme, Zig Zag and Rhododendron. The project included development of a Safe Routes to Schools plan for Welches Schools.

The public is welcome to attend either or both of two public hearings this fall to listen or testify on the draft implementation plan and the related proposed amendments to the county's Comprehensive Plan:

  • Planning Commission public hearing: 6:30 p.m., Monday, Nov. 14, Development Services Building Auditorium, 150 Beavercreek Road, Oregon City
  • Board of County Commissioners public hearing: 9:30 a.m., Wednesday, Dec. 7; Public Services Building, fourth floor hearing room, 2051 Kaen Road, Oregon City

If approved, the implementation plan will be used to update the Mount Hood Community Plan in Chapter 10 of the county's Comprehensive Plan. Read the draft amendments.

People who would like to testify but are not able to attend either hearing are invited to submit comments in advance to: Lori Mastrantonio at, or by mail to Transportation Planning, Development Services Building, 150 Beavercreek Road, Oregon City, OR 97045.

This pedestrian/bikeway implementation plan was created to provide transportation choices to support the residents and businesses of, and visitors to, communities along the U.S. 26 corridor, which has a permanent population of approximately 5,000. 

The final plan was developed with the assistance of a public advisory committee, and public involvement on tours and at open houses. The plan recommends prioritized projects to improve pedestrian and bicycle transportation options in the area, including roadway shoulders, bikeways, multi-use paths, improved access to transit and safer routes to schools.

More information about the plan is available on the project website or by contacting Project Manager Mastrantonio at 503-742-4511.