Posted by Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor) on August 22nd, 2013 at 10:11 am
(Photos: Joe Hamilton)
Thanks to a newly built undercrossing of SE Division, people on bikes have one less stop to make while riding on the I-205 path. ODOT put the finishing touches on their $750,000 I-205 Shared-Use Path Division Undercrossing Project earlier this month and they're hosting a "celebratory gathering" this morning to show it off.
As we shared back in October 2012, the new path takes riders and walkers down near the MAX light rail tracks under Division Street. South of division, the path begins at the MAX station and it re-joins the I-205 path at the intersection of SE Caruthers and 93rd. The project was originally planned for 2009 to coincide with the construction of TriMet's Green Line MAX project. ODOT received a federal stimulus grant for path improvements but the funding ran out before the undercrossing was completed.
Reader Joe Hamilton sent us some photos of the new path...
This is a great improvement over the existing crossing of Division which required path users to push a button to activate a "rapid flash beacon" and then wait for people in cars to stop.
Have you ridden this yet? What do you think?