Here is some more information about the 2017 Economic Development Bike Tour.
The tour will start and end at the Stein-Boozier Barn in Murase Memorial Park in Wilsonville.
The tour will be making stops at:
French Prairie Bridge Project
The City of WIlsonville is beginning to plan and design the proposed French Prairie Bridge Project, which will be a bicycle, pedestrian, and emergency responder crossing over the Willamette River. Currently, there is only one bridge in the area, and that is the Boone Bridge on I-5. The next available bridge is 30 miles away in Oregon City.
Learn about the Villebois “Urban Village” residential community, an innovative mixed-use community that includes residential neighborhoods with more than 2,300 homes, a viable commercial core, an interconnected series of roads and trails, and a strong commitment to natural spaces and the environment in the western portion of Wilsonville.
Since 1982, Republic has provided garbage and recycling services to the Wilsonville community, owning and operating a transfer station and a Material Recovery Facility (MRF) within the city limits. Republic has a long tradition of implementing innovative, sustainable programs and technologies. Republic is defining its approach to environmental responsibility through reduced emissions from operations, materials management, safety, community engagement, and employee growth opportunities. This is called our Blue Planet™ sustainability initiative 7. Republic was the first hauling company in the Metro region to use B20 biodiesel fuel in its collection vehicles. Republic began using five Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) collection vehicles in Wilsonville in March 2016 and expects to have nine in use by the end of 2017. Also at its Wilsonville site, Republic is partnering with SORT Bioenergy to build and operate an anaerobic digester. The ultimate goal for this facility is to divert food scraps from landfills and convert these scraps into energy-rich biogas which, in turn, is then converted into renewal energy. If this project is awarded the bid and is constructed, the tons received at the WRI facility will increase by an estimated 50,000 tons.
Oregon Institute of Technology
Learn how Oregon Tech is innovating to create an abundant and highly skilled workforce for Oregon’s thriving economy.
Founded in Klamath Falls in 1947, Oregon Institute of Technology is the Pacific Northwest’s only public institute of technology. Oregon Tech’s applied technology education model fosters an environment of experiential, high-touch learning so students are employment-ready when they graduate. Oregon Tech was ranked among the top ten colleges in Baccalaureate Colleges in the West in “Best Colleges 2014” by U.S. News & World Report. Forbes also ranked Oregon Tech in the top 20 percent of all four-year and graduate universities in the nation.
Here's the map of the tour (click on the map for a link to it):