Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Springwater Corridor

Uh... so I guess in April the Springwater Corridor from 174th/Jenne Road to 7th/Spokane has sporadic closures. Hmmm... yeah, I found out the hard way. I blew off math class to go for a ride, my heart was set on riding to OMSI on such a beautiful night, hopefully take some pictures and just clear my mind, but was met by a few closures. The first two weren't a big deal - clearly marked detours on non-motorized streets but I got to the 32nd and Johnson Creek blvd section and BAM!! No signs. Road blocks. Cars zooming each and every way. I bust out my map, think I'm going the smartest route - MORE DETOURS!! I ask a few cyclist passing by, "where's the Springwater Corridor connection?" - they point behind them as they ride along. I do a few turns, nearly fall off my bike due to the f*cking gravel and broken up sidewalks; get pissed and head home.

I googled info for the closures and it seems like everyone is pissed that the city didn't notify the cyclist well enough.

Boo Portland. Big fat boo.

2 comments:

Emily said...

Shoulda come by my place -- I live right by where all those closures are going on. The part that upsets me most is that the signs say the construction is over on June 15. Umm, isn't almost July 15th? And on top of that, some of the barricades could come down... Yes, it's been REAL frustrating to have to run/walk on all the busy roads instead of my usual trail...

Hayley Freakin' Rules said...

I'll try to find the article -(OregonianLive.com maybe?) - but the re-paving and detours are scheduled from April-Sept 2010 :(
I'm just annoyed there was no coverage on this. I watch the local news every morning when I wake up and heard NOTHING of this. Grrr...