View Full Version : Powerline Trail / Walker Rd crossing being signalized in Beaverton

01-31-2013, 02:08 PM
Another enhanced bicycle/pedestrian crossing in Washington County: I noticed yesterday that new traffic signals are being installed where the Beaverton powerline trail (not sure if that is the right name) crosses Walker Rd west of 158th near SW Delta Drive.

At first I thought this was prep for the future Westside Trail, but looking at those maps it appears the Westside Trail is planned to cross Walker east of 158th near Nike.

I don't know how much use the powerline trail gets from cyclists (looks like it is maybe 2 miles long, total), but the signalized crossing should definitely be good for pedestrians given Walker is 5 lanes and 45MPH at that location.

Google maps link: https://local.google.com/?ll=45.51894,-122.846117&spn=0.004781,0.011072&t=h&z=17&lci=bike

01-31-2013, 04:14 PM
There is a nice MUP running between some of the housing developments there, and the many of the locals actually walk on it! Lots of folks actually walk from home to the Freddy's there to shop. I rarely ever see people on bikes, but for those on foot this is definitely a good thing, and better than a well-marked crosswalk with the strobe flashers. Motorists can't really be expected to see those and yield, right? (now where's that sarcasm font)

Simple Nature
01-31-2013, 05:58 PM
Good to see.

This trail is an access to Waterhouse which goes almost up to Cornell. This essentially provides a trail from Baseline to Cornell. There is one curb to contend with just N. or Baseline. It also gets you very close to Max.