Possibility of new trails downton PDX near Iowa St.???
A pretty far-fetched idea, but I thought I would bring it up in case anyone knows anything about this area:
If you've driven on I-5 just south of downtown Portland over the last couple of weeks, you may have noticed a major tree-trimming project on the west side of I-5 (between I-5 and SW Barbur), between the Corbett and Terwiliger exits. This is part of an upcoming construction project on I-5. While the area is relatively steep (in the east-west direction), as a result of the tree-cutting, you can now see a a relatively level dirt road (maintainance road) going parallel to I-5 (north-south) and the area looks like it would have room for a trail or two or three. Obviously not a huge area, but probably bigger than Gateway Green. Also, there are no Forest-park hippies walking their dogs here, and ODOT will have to do a lot of work (replanting) here anyway. A perfect opportunity to add a few new trails practically down-town, if you ask me. See http://www.oregon.gov/ODOT/HWY/REGION1/iowaviaduct/ Does anybody know anything about this area or whether this is something that would be worth pursuing?