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  • Future of the Rogue River Greenway -- Saturday, Sept 24 at "Ride the Rogue"

    Come to the 2022 Ride the Rogue at Palmerton Park Rogue River on Saturday September 24, 2022 and learn about the future of the Rogue River Greenway.  Representatives from ODOT (Oregon Dept. Of Transportation) Region 3 and RVCOG (Rogue Valley Council of Governments) will be there to show the possible routes to connect Rogue River to Grants Pass with a Multimodal path.  Learn how you can be part of the community guiding the future of the  Greenway. 

    If you still want to ride, you can sign up at the event. We’ll have additional T-shirts and meals on a first come first serve basis.  Your support makes the Greenway possible. 

     

    Grants Pass-to-Rogue River Multimodal Plan

    The Grants Pass-to-Rogue River Multimodal Plan (Plan) will identify a continuous six (6) mile multi-use trail extending from the City of Grants Pass east to the City of Rogue River. It will connect to the existing section of  Rogue River Greenway in Jackson County which in turn will connect to the Bear Creek Greenway in Jackson County.

    The future multi-use trail will provide recreational opportunities for local residents and tourists. It will also act as an alternative to automobile travel between those communities.

    The study area for the Plan includes a corridor between Oregon 99 and Interstate 5, extending from Tom Pearce Park in Grants Pass in the west to the Depot Street Bridge Portal in Rogue River in the east.  The study area is further divided into a west segment and east segment, with the county border between Josephine and Jackson serving as the dividing line between the two segments.

    The Plan is broken into two phases:  Phase 1 of the Plan will identify the proposed route for the multi-use trail (e.g. Foothill Boulevard, OR 99, etc.), and will be the one that is safest, most convenient, and most conducive to commuting and recreation.

    Phase 2 of the Plan will refine the proposed route by capitalizing on the aesthetic resources in the area, identifying access points, identifying preferred alignments, developing solutions to railway conflicts (if any), establishing standards, providing preliminary cost estimates, and identifying potential funding sources.

  • No trial yet in Sue Hutchinson case

    Courtesy of John Fries:

    This newspaper item is an update to the previous post about Sue Hutchinson, in response to inquiries that John Fries made to the Mail Tribune about the disposition of the criminal case against the hit-and-run driver who killed Sue Hutchinson last year.  

  • Coffee Ride August 26th

    Here is a photo of some of the riders for the Monday Coffee Ride.  Taking a break at the Pony Espresso in Jacksonville.  This was a low smoke day in the valley.

  • Envision Bear Creek Virtual Open House, Thursday August 25

    Jackson County in partnership with the cities of Central Point, Medford, Phoenix, Talent, and Ashland announce the second community open house and survey to provide input on the future of the Bear Creek Greenway.

    The first phase of Envision Bear Creek project gathered public feedback about Greenway priorities. Hear the results and provide input on the recommended improvements on the Greenway.

    Join the discussion on August 25, 2022, to help shape recommendations.

    Two available options to attend online: 12:00 1:00 p.m. and 5:30 6:30 p.m. with live Spanish Interpretation at the 5:30 session.

    An online survey is available beginning August 19 through September 18 in English and Spanish. Share your thoughts on the future of this unique regional resource.

    To learn more about the project, how to join the virtual August 25 Open House, and take the Envision Bear Creek survey, please visit  http://Https://envisionbearcreek.com

     

  • Ride to Wimer Bridge

    On July 9, 2022 Phil led a ride to Wimer Bridge and back. There were two options: 32 miles (start and end at the Valley of the Rogue Park) and 23 miles (start and end at Palmerton Park in Rogue River). Eighteen people rode up to the historic Wimer bridge for a rest stop & snacks at the Wimer Market. This is a fun ride, with some shade, and not much traffic.

    Many thanks to Phil for leading the ride. I was scheduled to lead it, but got sick and Phil was able to lead it on short notice.  Thank you, Phil!!

    https://ridewithgps.com/routes/40093774