Old bridge on 102nd over I-84, where SB on ramp begins, the sidewalk is 2 feet wide on west side, needs to be 6+ feet wide. PBOT says this is an ODOT facility. Roadway very dangerous for bicyclists, but is more gradual slope than 205 MUP and more direct to neighborhoods - consider a cycle track on both sides and remove a traffic lane on both sides (road diet).
I live on Highline Road up the hill from the Old Columbia Highway. I can't tell you how often I drive around one of the bends and find a cyclist struggling uphill at a slow pace in the roadway. Often, especially on weekends, there will be groups of cyclists spread across the lane, heading obliviously toward the protected Twin Tunnels State Park. This route attracts many young families with children or baby-trailers.
On the exhilerating descent back into Hood River, would-be Tour-de-France racers lean deep into the inside curves of the road, even into the oncoming lane. I am personally very careful and have trained my teenage drivers to watch for the cyclists, but it's terrifying to think that someone will be injured sooner or later.
As for pedestrians. When we walk into town we take the trail cut offs through the loops and dash across the highway ditches and lanes when feasible. Please help make this area safer. It is a high recreation zone and gets a lot of unwitting tourists, both drivers and recreationalists. Thank you.
There should be a gap on both sides from here to the next facility. The intersection at Toliver and Hwy 213 is a particularly dangerous one, with heavy traffic in 4 directions, no traffic signal, and high speeds.
Need signage indicating that bicyclists should use the same side of the bridge as traffic. Northbound bike traffic should be on the east span and Southbound bike traffic should be on the west span. Signage needed to remind pedestrians that bicyclists are also using the bridge.
Condition of pavement is dangerous to bicyclists. Debris in bike path is dangerous. Bike route sign at bottom of ramp is on far side of Victory Blvd leading one to believe that you should cross and use the sidewalk. That is not safe and does not work with traffic flow across I5 on-ramp. It appears google is only allowing one comment per line so I was not able to comment on Victory Blvd.
Passage for cyclists between Shaver Ave and Molalla Market Center (Safeway) at the 211/213 intersection is spotty and often treacherous. HWY 211 contains a number of mixed uses that would greatly benefit from interconnection. Additionally, it is the only corridor that connects Molalla's southern neighborhoods to the businesses at the west end of town.
Creating sustained, two way passage on this section of pathway between Industrial Way and Molalla Market Center (Safeway) is the lowest hanging fruit for developing Molalla's cycling and pedestrian network along ODOT facilities. Over the course of the year, it is expected that north and south Industrial Way will be connected by a trail and open for bike/ped traffic. Via existing bike/ped networks on Toliver Road, this trail will connect nearly all of Molalla's northern neighborhoods to HWY 211.
From Industrial Way, existing conditions in the westbound direction are unsafe due to an incomplete network. Eastbound for bicycles would require a dangerous crossing in addition to incomplete facilities. With Molalla Market Center being a highly desirable destination, currently difficult to access without a motor vehicle, completing this connector would make a huge difference.
Crossing Glisan on a bike is decidedly sketchy here, but is necessary when using the I205 path. Big concern is cars from NB off-ramp turning right (east) onto Glisan. Cars turning right onto NB on-ramp also pose a challenge to crossing for SB cyclers. The pavement is so rough, and the auto volumes so high, that an innovative solution is needed here.
while riding my bike through this area, I was hit by someone coming off of the SB ramp. It was my turn and I made eye contact but the driver didn't notice me until I was on their hood. These intersections are dangerous for bikes and peds. Additional lighting would be helpful and perhaps some pavement markings. Even just keeping up on the striping would help drivers awareness of lane configuration and space sharing.