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Metro contributes $21K in public-private partnership for cyclists and businesses on Trolley Trail

COURTESY PHOTO - Hans Tschersich locks up his bike to a new custom rack installed in downtown Oak Grove along the six-mile Trolley Trail.A free bicycle repair station and custom racks have been installed in downtown Oak Grove along the COURTESY PHOTO - Ray Atkinson uses the bike repair station recently installed in downtown Oak Grove.six-mile Trolley Trail through a partnership between the community and the county.

The repair station includes all the tools necessary to perform basic bike repairs and maintenance. Screwdrivers, Allen wrenches and box wrenches are provided so that cyclists can change a flat tire, adjust brakes and put air in tires.

The bike racks feature "Bike Oak Grove" and "Trolley Trail" logos and have been placed in several locations throughout the downtown area.

Historic Downtown Oak Grove (HDOG) saw an opportunity to bring new amenities to encourage the biking community to stop and support businesses as a midpoint rest stop on the Trolley Trail.

With the help of Clackamas County officials and a $21,000 grant from Metro, the new custom-designed bike racks and the fix-it station are now permanently situated in the downtown core.

COURTESY PHOTO - Clackamas County employees John Evans, Mallorie McDowell, Julianne Chesnutt (PSU intern), Joe Marek and Scott Hoelscher celebrate the installation of the bike rack in Oak Grove."We would like to thank the Clackamas County Transportation Department and North Clackamas Parks & Recreation District for all their hard work and efforts to bring a much-needed economic and cultural addition to our unique historical downtown area in Oak Grove," said Suzanne Wolf, HDOG president.

The Trolley Trail — operated by NCPRD — is a popular multi-use trail that runs from Milwaukie to Gladstone and is heavily used by cyclists for recreation and commuting. Maintained by NCPRD, the bike repair station is the first along the Trolley Trail.


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