Comments for “Corridor 8 - Milwaukie to Oregon City”

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  1. Stringio

    Added February 23 2014

    SE River Rd

    Improve Clackamas River McLoughlin crossing, poor lighting, narrow sidewalk where bridge abutments/supports extend into walkway. I really like what has been done with the Trolley Trail - thank you! I am intrigued by the potential for a Portland Ave. crossing over the Clackamas in south Gladstone. Another option to get over to the OC safely would be a drop down at the very south end of the Gladstone 99E bridge that puts you into Clackamette Park instead of going all the way around to McD's. Being a 4 day a week commuter through this area (I use Oatfield or River Rd. or Trolley Trail predominately), I would love to see a little better maintenance on the bike lanes (sweeping comes to mind). Mostly on Oatfield, Trolley Trail and River Road seemed to get sweeped more

  2. Stringio

    Added February 22 2014

    SE Lake Rd - Johnson Rd - I-205 Multi-Use Path

    Lake and Johnson are already great resources for bikes and peds. I already use them. I'm not really sure what, if any, improvements would be warranted.

  3. Stringio

    Added February 22 2014

    SE Oatfield Rd

    A lot of people shun Oatfield because it has limited sight-distance in places, carries a lot of traffic, and seems to have a problem with speeding. With a few exceptions, however, it does seem to have a pretty fair bicycle path (although little or no sidewalks). I can see value in addressing the trouble spots and seeing if steps can be made to calm traffic. I believe that those steps would do as much as anything to make it better for bicycles and pedestrians.

  4. Stringio

    Added February 22 2014

    SE Naef Rd - Oetkin St.

    Unless I'm mistaken, Naef doesn't currently connect through to Oatfield Rd. I'm not sure why it's shown as a primary east-west connector or how much investment would be required to make it one. Was this an error? Concord is a much better alternative.

  5. Open-uri20140221-29165-92xjvp?1393042055

    Added February 22 2014

    SE Concord Rd - Thiessen Rd

    I've ridden my bike and walked on Concord. I believe that it is adequate the way it is and any improvements should be way down on the list of priorities. With Concord School slated for closure and possible redevelopment, there is less concern for kids walking. Perhaps, sidewalk and bicycle improvements can be made part of any redevelopment plan.

  6. Stringio

    Added February 22 2014

    SE River Rd

    Along most of its length, River Road has adequate bike lanes and some sidewalks. There are some significant gaps where there is no shoulder, especially south of Oak Grove Blvd. I've enjoyed riding my bike on River and others do to. I believe that the nearby Trolley-Trail provides a fine alternative for those that aren't satisfied with facilities available on River Road. I would not make River Rd a priority for funds at this time.

  7. Stringio

    Added February 22 2014

    Trolley Trail Extension

    As it exists today, the Trolley-Trail is a world-class resource and the public utilizes it as such. I love it and use it for daily commuting into downtown Portland during the temperate months. I believe that there is room for improvement on the north end between Harrison and the County line. The bike lane is not bad but there are some challenging areas near Mill Port. I don't believe that there is a gap at the south end of the trail. Portland Avenue is a lightly-travelled low-speed street and I feel perfectly comfortable riding with traffic on it. Restoring the bridge is a "feel-good" idea. However, the Park Place bridge already provides good bike & ped access to the south shore and there is little justification for a second bridge.

  8. Stringio

    Added February 22 2014

    McLoughlin Blvd.

    As ODOT has recognized, McLoughlin currently has a patchwork of sidewalks with significant gaps that need to be filled in. There are places near our home where we have to walk in the road because there is no sidewalk and the adjacent landscaping precludes walking behind the curb. With the Trolley-Trail paralleling the full-length of McLoughlin, I never ride on the highway and I don't believe that improvements for bicycles on McLoughlin are warranted.

  9. Stringio

    Added February 22 2014

    SE Jennings Rd - SE Roots Rd

    Jennings desperately needs sidewalks - especially between Boardman & Sherwood Forest. It's heavily travelled, near schools, and one of the only continuous routes east to west in the area. Not sure whether bicycle improvements are right for Jennings. With the limited width, and steep hills, I think that bicycles are better-served by choosing an alternative routes to existing resources with paths such as Oatfield, Webster, I-205 and the Trolley Trail.

  10. Stringio

    Added February 21 2014

    McLoughlin Blvd.

    This should be the primary route for pedestrians, becasue 99E is where the transit and the destinations are. A plan is in place - it is time to implement the missing pieces. For bikes, Trolley trail or River Road should be the primary route.

  11. Stringio

    Added February 21 2014

    SE River Rd

    This too is a great route, that could possibly be made even better with a few minor improvements

  12. Open-uri20140221-12852-1qepjet?1393010918

    Added February 21 2014

    Trolley Trail Extension

    Yes yes yes - build this extension

  13. Open-uri20140220-15417-1f8ftrz?1392954082

    Added February 21 2014

    SE Lake Rd - Johnson Rd - I-205 Multi-Use Path

    This is the best option because of the connection to the multi-use path.

  14. Stringio

    Added February 19 2014

    SE River Rd

    Pretty good for cyclists. Not sure what is needed. Wide shoulders except for the storm grates on oak grove hill which force riders out of the narrow bike lane.

  15. Open-uri20140218-21786-1b0o92j?1392744765

    Added February 18 2014

    Trolley Trail Extension

    Great N-S route! Good to keep bikes/peds away from the busy roadways. Consider connection across Willamette at railroad bridge. This is listed on Lake Oswego TSP and Metro RTP.

  16. Stringio

    Added February 18 2014

    McLoughlin Blvd.

    Good route for offering facilities given the number of business and connection points into neighborhoods.
    As a major N-S route, this is not the best choice since it is high traffic volumes and has freight.

  17. Stringio

    Added February 18 2014

    SE River Rd

    Additional connection: Consider a bike/ped option across the river at the railroad bridge. This is listed on Lake Oswego TSP and Metro RTP.

  18. Open-uri20140216-21786-1t2fcn8?1392582022

    Added February 16 2014

    Trolley Trail Extension

    This route has fewer ups and downs compared to the River Rd route and way less traffic than the route along McLoughlin.

  19. Stringio

    Added February 15 2014

    McLoughlin Blvd.

    Do not include SE McLoughlin as a part of the PAT. There are far too many cars turning in & out of businesses, changing lanes etc. This NOt an appropriate bike route.

  20. Stringio

    Added February 12 2014

    Trolley Trail Extension

    I enjoy riding the trolley trail, but the frequent stops rule it out as a viable commuting route.

  21. Stringio

    Added February 12 2014

    McLoughlin Blvd.

    I ride McLoughlin almost every workday. I don't like being so near to fast automotive traffic, but the pavement (esp. north of Roethe) is good and the slope manageable when the surface is wet.

    The crossing under the trestle in Milwaukie is tough; I would never take anyone who isn't fully confident for riding in traffic lanes under it.

    The long descent from Park Rd. to downtown Milwaukie is not well lighted. On wet winter days I have to slow way, way down in order to identify obstacles in time.

  22. Stringio

    Added February 12 2014

    SE River Rd

    I like riding River Rd, with two major exceptions.

    First, when the road surface is really wet, the steep hill descending south from Oak Grove Blvd feels dangerous to me. Ditto for the slope that runs north and meets McLoughlin.

    Second, in the autumn, the leaves pile up in the bike lane and, when wet, get very slippery.

    Otherwise, this is a great route.

  23. Stringio

    Added February 12 2014

    SE River Rd

    Second choice for a PAT route. Vehicle speeds can be high, and the hill is a killer. Prefer the Trolley Trail.

  24. Stringio

    Added February 12 2014

    Trolley Trail Extension

    Trolley Trail is an amazing bike route to take between Oregon City and Milwaukie. While River Rd would be my second choice, the Trolley Trail has very little vehicle interaction and doesn't have the huge hill that River Rd does. Fill the gap in Gladstone across the river and you have a premier biking route.

  25. Stringio

    Added February 12 2014

    McLoughlin Blvd.

    Do not bother improving McLoughlin Blvd for bikes. Any bicyclist would avoid McLoughlin and take the Trolley Trail or River Road if they were going between Milwaukie and Oregon City. McLoughlin is miserable to ride on (high speeds, lots of vehicles). Its also miserable to walk on even with sidewalks in most areas.