What's New at Sisters Trails Alliance
Attention STA volunteers and trail adopters. June seems like a long way off, however, registration has opened for this year’s Trails Skills College at Allingham down in Camp Sherman! This year, all of our STA classes will be held as part of the Forest Service’s Skills College! STA recommends that all trail adopters sign up for CPR if needed, Intro to Trail Maintenance, Waterbars & Checks, & Tread Reconstruction. If you can fit them in also consider Rock Retaining Walls, & Intro to GPS. For the complete list of classes and to sign up please click here.
Portland State University has developed a smartphone app to collect route, infrastructure, crash, and safety data for the Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT). ORcycle will let you record your bicycle trips, display maps of your rides, and provide feedback regarding crashes, safety, or infrastructure issues. Transportation planners currently do not have enough data about the Oregon's cycling population and their routes. Also, at the moment there is no systematic way to receive feedback regarding safety or infrastructure issues. The ORcycle application has been designed in conjunction with ODOT to be used by transportation planners to better design or upgrade bicycle facilities. For more information and to download the app click here.