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Old 07-05-2011, 03:33 PM
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Default Fanno Creek Trail at Hall Blvd Trail Crossing

I didn't see anything recently posted on this, but so eveyrone is aware this crossing is being studied. They just set up a dedicated website:

http://www.fannocrossinghall.org/

The first meeting was last week.
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Old 07-05-2011, 03:54 PM
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Thanks for posting this; I will certainly be looking to attend their meetings.
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Old 07-05-2011, 04:59 PM
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I do like the tunnel below scholls Ferry, very nice. Today I crossed Hall by turning right, entering the turn lane and curtailing back to the route that leads to Denny. Kinda scary. Some cars go way too fast for comfort!
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Old 07-06-2011, 11:32 AM
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The tunnel under Scholls is great in the summer, but closed by mud/water in the winter. I suspect they might have the same problem with a tunnel under Hall; you can't lower the creek and raising the road would be VERY expensive.
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Old 07-06-2011, 12:00 PM
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I'm for tunneling under Hall but they would need to pump the water. Why not simply add another light? Shouldn't pedestrians and cyclists have some rights to cross a busy thorough-fair in a convenient manner? I know planners hate mid-street crossings but at some point it just makes sense. With the smart control systems today, the impact on traffic could be minimized easily.
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Old 07-20-2011, 10:35 AM
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Default What about a bridge?

What about a raised pedestrian bridge? that seems more "elegant" and also more fitting into the Corporate-environment that this trail exists in. I ride this every day and luckily when riding to work; I can dart across the street.

When I ride home though; I actually shift my route, turning left onto Hall from Nimbus and avoiding the "Tigard" side of the Fanno creek trail alltogether b/c i can't cross Hall at that time of day.
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Old 07-20-2011, 07:41 PM
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I actually shift my route, turning left onto Hall from Nimbus and avoiding the "Tigard" side of the Fanno creek trail alltogether b/c i can't cross Hall at that time of day.
Thanks for the tip. I feel a little stressed out when I have to merge out onto the changing lane and then get over to the other side safely. One time I had a line of cars facing me while I stood waiting with their left turn signals on, and as soon as traffic was clear, one of them decides to get back into the traffic lane as just as I made my turn. I quickly made my turn uncomfortably wary of that car. As a cyclist, expect the unexpected always!
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Old 08-02-2011, 08:24 AM
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Default Meeting #2

Reminder that tomorrow, Wednesday 8/3/11 is the second meeting on this issue for those that can attend.

Conestoga Rec Ctr, Room 202
9985 Southwest 125th Ave.
Beaverton, OR 97008

6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
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