You heard the news. On Monday, Commissioner Amanda Fritz and Commissioner Nick Fish announced that as of March 16th they will prohibit bikes in River View Natural Area. This came as a huge blow to our community. That day, we took a giant step backward in what we thought was forward progress in a partnership with the City of Portland.
Because this is complicated, we wanted to provide some background, as well as some steps you can take as someone who cares about this issue.
Background on River View
River View is a 146-acre forested parcel in southwest Portland, owned by Portland Parks and Recreation (PP&R) and the Bureau of Environmental Services (BES). These bureaus are overseen by Commissioner Amanda Fritz and Commissioner Nick Fish respectively. Metro also holds a conservation easement on the property.