Portland Organ metropolitan area is about to have a new bike trail. Advocates in Mobile can lear a lot from the process the Metro has gone through to get it completed
from Oregon Metro:
The future Westside Trail will create new connections among communities in Washington County with a north-south route between the Tualatin and Willamette rivers.
The finish line is in sight
Someday, the Westside Trail will travel through urban and rural landscapes connecting the Willamette River near Forest Park to the Tualatin River at Tigard and King City – and neighborhoods, businesses and schools along the way.
Metro is working together with residents, cities, park districts and community organizations to create a vision for a trail that will provide a continuous north-south route. Eventually, the trail will connect with portions already completed by the Tualatin Hills Park & Recreation District and other regional trails including the future Ice Age Tonquin Trail and the Rock Creek Trail. (read more on http://www.oregonmetro.gov/)