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Metro looks for comments on the new Tonquin Trail

December 10, 2009

If you live out in the southwestern burbs, here’s a good reason to cancel those happy hour plans at Wanker’s.

Tonight is the last of Metro’s public open houses being held to discuss the new Tonquin Trail.

If you’re not familiar with the project, the goal is to construct a bicycle and pedestrian friendly path that will stretch from the Tualatin River National Wildlife Refuge, through Sherwood, and then down to Graham Oaks Nature Park, which is a new 250-acre park set to open in Wilsonville next September.

The multi-use trail will endeavor to link up surrounding neighborhoods, shopping centers, and transit stops. And a fair bit of open space. In fact, a few portions are already in place, mainly in the Villebois area of Wilsonville and a section that bridges the Tualatin River in Tualatin.

But if you want to lobby for the Tonquin Trail to run past your front door, you’re advised to get down to the Sherwood City Hall (22560 SW Pine St, Sherwood) tonight between 5:30 and 7:30 p.m. and plead your case. And preferably without a whiff of margaritas on your breath.

For the lowdown on the master plan check out

Can’t get down there tonight? No worries. You can also comment online until December 21. In which case, sure, have a marg in hand. Just, please, no drunk dialing, alright?

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