Board acknowledges Tualatin Valley Trail Concept Plan

For Immediate Release: Tuesday, August 03, 2021

Sponsored by: Department of Land Use and Transportation

Tualatin Valley Trail Concept PlanThe Tualatin Valley Trail Concept Plan, which sets a vision for a low-stress, safe and comfortable regional trail, was formally acknowledged by the Washington County Board of Commissioners during its Aug. 3 regular meeting.

The future regional trail is planned for the Aloha area, connecting Beaverton, Aloha, Hillsboro and the greater Portland area with the Oregon coast. See map. The concept plan study, which includes results of two public comment opportunities, identifies the preferred trail route and design elements: 

  • Biking: Separated bike lanes on SW Blanton Street and a separated multi-use path on SW Shaw Street.
  • Walking and rolling: Separated sidewalks with landscape buffers on SW Blanton Street, a separated multi-use path on SW Shaw Street and pedestrian lighting. 

The Board acknowledgement of the Concept Plan will allow Land Use & Transportation planners to file an ordinance to add the trail alignment to the Washington County Transportation System Plan. Once added to the TSP, the trail project will be eligible for funding and right-of-way acquisition. Learn more

The Tualatin Valley Trail Concept Plan was developed in partnership by Washington County and the Oregon Department of Transportation.

Washington County is committed to planning and protecting the uses of the land -- balancing care for the natural environment, economic development, safety and community livability. 

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Melissa De Lyser