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.