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

by Harlan Bittner on Sep, 21 2022

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.

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