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Old 06-29-2011, 01:51 PM
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Jeff, I was asked to forward the bikeportland.org link below. The link is to comments about Beaverton-Hillsdale Hwy (city portion or responsibility).
I know Jeff, hopefully he'll be able to help us with this.
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Thanks everyone for your contribution to this thread. Haven't gotten to Lowes yet to pick up the day glow but it WILL happen!

Ride defensively, stay safe!
Freddy's has downward spraying paint for $5(ish). Lemme know what Lowes costs please.
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Called Portland Bicycle hotline:

503 823 2925

Reported this, hopefully others of you who run across this hazard will do the same!
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Called Portland Bicycle hotline:

503 823 2925

Reported this, hopefully others of you who run across this hazard will do the same!
From jeff.smith(at)portlandoregon.gov

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I canít ascertain where the grate in question is, exactly. I know itís on SW B-H Hwy near 50thÖis it the one near the SW corner of the intersection?
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Heading east on Beaverton Hillsdale, it is at the beginning of the intersection of 50th and B/H, just prior to crossing 50th.

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For the purpose of comparing what a safe to ride street catch basin should be, I'm posting pics here, of the Hall Blvd at light rail crossing (Beaverton), along with Dovestrobes pic of the deeply and abruptly depressed catch basin at "...50th and B/H." :




Hall Blvd catch basin in Beaverton, before repair. Notice the abrupt drop from roadway height to the catch basin. A bike without suspension can survive a depressed surface like this, but it was quite a serious jolt; hard on the bike, hard on the person riding. I think it could have thrown some riders off-balance, maybe have caused them to fall or be diverted into the path of main lane traffic.




Hall Blvd catch basin in Beaverton, after repair. Bike traffic can now basically roll right over the grate itself with very little bumpiness.




Dovestrobe's pic of the storm grate at 50th and B/H. It's right in the path of where people riding bikes often might have to travel, if they weren't able to see the depression sufficiently in advance to find a break in main lane traffic to take the lane and avoid this catch basin depression. If a person happened to unwittingly ride their bike into this depression, or be forced to ride into it by main lane traffic, the resulting jolt may be strong enough to break the bike, injure the person riding, throw them into the path of a motor vehicle, etc. etc. i.e.: cause a lot of discomfort to somebody, and cost a lot of money...possibly borne by taxpayers... to cover those costs.


Link to the thread these pics came from: Hall Blvd-light rail crossing catch basin, and more
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