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Haven_kd7yct
05-03-2011, 10:26 AM
City of Tigard is constructing curb ramps on both sides of Tiedemann by Fowler school for the Fanno Creek Trail! They've got the sidewalk all chopped up as of last night.

Unfortunately, that means that the bridge of Fanno Creek on the North side is closed, as is the entrance to the trail on the other side of the road.

Hopefully they'll get the construction done quickly and re-open soon!

K'Tesh
05-03-2011, 10:27 AM
It's about time... That area has needed ramps for as long as I've ridden it.

DaveT
05-03-2011, 10:14 PM
I'm amazed; I really thought Tigard (and Beaverton) lawyers had decided it was too risky to allow cyclists to actually transition from road to trail or vice versa without having to stop and climb over the curb, or weave through a fence maze. Good news indeed.

Haven_kd7yct
05-04-2011, 11:04 AM
DaveT, I hear ya.

The thing is, this road is way different than Hall Blvd, where the fence maze and uncooperative officials are. Tiedemann is a 25mph piece of road and there's a 20mph school zone right next to the bridge over Fanno Creek. Usually, there are people all over the place walking, running, with dogs, on bikes-- heading to the track at the school for whatever, or taking to the trails. So traffic is a lot different, slower and more cautious, than the traffic on Hall.

Prior to this construction, people had to ride down the sidewalk to the nearest intersection (riding against traffic in the bike lane the last little bit when the sidewalk disappears, and then cross and back up onto the sidewalk for a short ride to the next part of the trail.

Or, jump the tall curb on one side and back up on the other side. The curb is abnormally tall here, oddly.

It looks to me like they'll be putting a mid-block crosswalk from the bridge curb cut on the north side to just next to the driveway opposite it on the south side. This is speculation; but they are putting a curb cut in the sidewalk next to the cut for the driveway there, so...

K'Tesh
05-05-2011, 11:27 PM
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