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Old 08-04-2008, 08:07 PM
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Lightbulb Ok, time to focus this a little...

What I really ment when I started this thread was:

WHERE do you take the lane? As in what location, the intersection of ____ and _____... heading _____, because of _______.

But the reasons are also good to know...

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Old 08-04-2008, 08:21 PM
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Default Herding Cats...

Now you're trying to herd cats, K'Tesh

As in what location:
NW 231st Ave. N. of Baseline
the intersection of:
N/A
heading:
Southbound
because of:
No bike lane ...and... insufficient room to share the road.
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Old 08-04-2008, 08:23 PM
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As in what location:
NW 231st Ave. S. of Cornell
the intersection of:
N/A
heading:
Southbound
because of:
No bike ends abruptly ...and... insufficient room to share the road ...and... dangerous pinch point all the way to theOrenco Max LtRl Station.
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Old 08-04-2008, 08:27 PM
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As in what location:
NW 231st Ave. N. of Baseline and S. of Cornell Rd.
the intersection of:
N/A
heading:
Northbound
because of:
No bike lane ...and... insufficient room to share the road ...and... established communities do not get city funding to create the needed bike or pedestrian pathways for safe transit. Only developer funded bikepaths are being created with no plans for connectivity or completion.
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Old 08-04-2008, 08:29 PM
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As in what location:
NE 53rd Ave. N. of Baseline
the intersection of:
N/A
heading:
Northbound
because of:
The city of Hillsboro, in their infinite arrogance... determined that developing a park did not neccesarily require the establishment of a bike lane on the street fronting the park... although this said development was started and completed in 2008.
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Old 08-04-2008, 08:33 PM
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As in what location:
NE Orenco Station Parkway N. of NE Campus Ct. S. Cornell Rd.
the intersection of:
N/A
heading:
Both
because of:
Somehow ordinance didn't require a bikelane for this '07-'08 development and no extra room is provided for bikes... bikes are intended to share the road.
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Old 08-04-2008, 08:38 PM
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Exclamation more?

This is the Hillsboro planning department hard at not working. Developers throw some excuse or *better idea* at the basic requirement of bike lanes and the people that are suppose to be the voice of the community just roll over and lap it up. Now precedence has been set and cyclist in Hillsboro might as well get use to mixing it up with traffic... you're only other choice is the sidewalk.

Hillsboro also has a street committee where issues could be brought up... anyone care to start a cyclist action committee to start tackling this? Your future is being cast in concrete daily!

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Old 08-04-2008, 09:24 PM
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two places off the top of my head

1. I take the lane wherever one of these mini traffic circle type calming devices creates a pinch point -- several on NE 7th and NE 15th readily come to mind between, say, Broadway and Fremont. In each case, there is a striped lane, but the result is a two foot bike lane (if that) next to an eight or nine foot travel lane. Not playing that game, thanks.

2. This will sound odd, because there are two wide travel lanes in each direction, but on Lloyd just after you get off the bridge on 12th over the highway and hook a left heading to 9th (some people take 11th, but that makes no sense to me), there is a striped lane, but motorists tend to crowd the right through there, and then cut hard into the corner turning right onto 9th. So I just move a foot or two into the travel lane to discourage all that.
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Old 08-04-2008, 10:07 PM
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Down SW Jefferson to the MAX stop or beyond. Left lane if I'm going to the MAX. Narrow lane, bumpy, relatively high speeds, and car doors.

Down from the zoo to Canyon Ct, excepting the speed "bumps" made from plastic. 2 ft bike lane with a curb right there. No thanks, you can pick up quite a bit of speed there!
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Old 08-04-2008, 10:11 PM
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Default Probably not what you're looking for

but I think it is worth saying:

Wherever and whenever I feel like it.

We're all traffic.

It's my game show. I get the car.
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