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shhambo
09-15-2006, 10:22 PM
Just noticed the bikethere! bike map shows a small section of 84 towards Gresham that has an off street bikepath. Anyone know anything about this? Just curious, I will go explore it either way.

TCR Punk
09-18-2006, 04:50 PM
yeah I've seen it. I think it starts around 148th and runs next to I-84 on the south side. i think it ends up putting out at around 172nd and San Rafeal.

Jeff Wills
10-27-2006, 07:54 PM
yeah I've seen it. I think it starts around 148th and runs next to I-84 on the south side. i think it ends up putting out at around 172nd and San Rafeal.

There's a piece on the south side of I-84 from 122nd to about 182nd (?). It then switches to the north side of I-84 for a couple more miles, coming out on 207th.

It ain't bad, but I think the traffic noise from I-84 makes it unpleasant. Even Marine Drive seems more calm.

Jeff

Kosmo
10-30-2006, 08:49 AM
It's awful, you're squeezed in between a chain link fence and a cement wall, the noise from the freeway is overwhelming. What a waste of money.

fetishridr
11-21-2006, 01:51 PM
The I 84 path forces you to suck exhaust the entire path. its worthless. its noisy and uncomfortable riding concrete forever. try riding marine drive on the north or halsey south of the interstate. they both have good bike lanes and they're just as flat.

raruss1
08-16-2007, 09:10 AM
I agree that I-84 bike path leaves a lot to be deisred, however; it has some qualities that I like:

Being isolated from the roadway, there is very little glass.
The high concrete walls create a shady place to ride on hot summer days
There is so little traffic on it
I am not being endangered by cars.
I ride the section from 122nd to 181st and and I can ride the whole thing without once crossing a lane of car traffic.


If there is a bike path that I think is worse than the roads it is the I-205 path.
it makes you cross every busy street and it is UGLY!

Matt P.
08-29-2007, 09:44 AM
I agree that I-84 bike path leaves a lot to be deisred, however; it has some qualities that I like:

Being isolated from the roadway, there is very little glass.
The high concrete walls create a shady place to ride on hot summer days
There is so little traffic on it
I am not being endangered by cars.
I ride the section from 122nd to 181st and and I can ride the whole thing without once crossing a lane of car traffic.


If there is a bike path that I think is worse than the roads it is the I-205 path.
it makes you cross every busy street and it is UGLY!

The 205 path is getting better - when they open it again, there will be an extended bridge over the whole Foster interchange, and it should take advantage of some of the light rail viaducts. That doesn't fix Stark or Glisan though (Glisan is the worst). It also doesn't address the NE Sandy crossing.

The 84 path sucks, but it's better than nothing. With earplugs it's tolerable - you're not going to hear "on your left" over the car noise anyway.