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Old 10-16-2008, 05:33 PM
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Default WES and Lombard: Screw Up By Design

OK, I finally whipped out Ye Olde Digital Camera and I'm ready to put together a comprehensive gripe.

Before I begin, let me say that Washington County has needed a north-south light rail for as long as I've lived here (almost 30 years), and I'm glad that it's finally going in.

Today they were testing the cars and cleaning the tracks. I got to wait on my commute and watch one go by. OMG those things are huge! Like, the size of a railroad car

But, now for the negative side. Let's start by heading southbound. K'Tesh, I don't see how the bike lane is marked as "optional" to detour onto the train platform:

Oh, and if you decide you don't want to mess with the train platform, the curbside on the street itself is...unappealing.

ORS 811.065 (1)(a):

The driver of a motor vehicle may only pass a person operating a bicycle by driving to the left of the bicycle at a safe distance and returning to the lane of travel once the motor vehicle is safely clear of the overtaken bicycle. For the purposes of this paragraph, a “safe distance” means a distance that is sufficient to prevent contact with the person operating the bicycle if the person were to fall into the driver’s lane of traffic....

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