Proposed routes threaten the livability of residential neighborhoods and green-spaces in Troutdale and Gresham that will connect to the Springwater Trail. METRO and the City of Gresham's plans are to spend millions of dollars to land grab in front/back of homes and develop it; instead of utilizing existing developed land for a regional trail.
#SpringwaterSweep - Biohazards, trash, and crime will litter residential neighborhoods and green-spaces in Troutdale and Gresham. After 5-days of cleaning up the existing Springwater Corridor authorities tallied:
- 1,845 needles
- 22 gallons of urine
- 16 gallons fecal matter/10 lbs. dried feces
- Five 40-yard dumpsters (1 dump truck is 10 yards)
The proposed project is a waste; both the construction and the ongoing taxpayer dollars that will be required to maintain the crime ridden trail. Over-Half of survey respondents to a METRO survey say they OPPOSE & have CONCERNS about the project. The primary reasons being listed was homelessness, crime, and safety.
Say NO! to the Springwater Trail Extension 40-Mile Loop in Troutdale and Gresham
Propsed by: METRO and the City of Gresham
The proposed project lacks common sense - it threatens neighborhoods and green-spaces, and is a waste of money. The existing Springwater Trail is in disarray and is not maintained - there are hundreds of news stories that illustrate the project will be:
- An overall DANGEROUS place
- A biohazard and high-crime area
- An unsafe place for mom's and kids
- A threatening and violent prone zone
- Avoided by bikers and walkers
- A problem for residents and community
- A strain on public resources
METRO and the City of Gresham plan to LAND GRAB from HOMES and PARKS to develop the Springwater Trail Extension; proposed routes will rip-up yards from homes, in some cases taking 30 or more feet of residential land. The trail will be an ENVIRONMENTAL NIGHTMARE; including endangering a registered Significant Tree (Fossil - Dawn Redwood) in Gresham on Williams Rd.