More samples of the CRC’s bike/ped design inspirations

Posted by on January 31st, 2008 at 11:28 am

Whether you’re for or against the Columbia River Crossing (CRC) team’s efforts to build a new I-5 bridge over the Columbia River, it’s a good idea to stay informed on what they’re thinking about for the bike and pedestrian facilities.

On that note, I shared a photo last week taken by a member of the CRC’s Pedestrian and Bicycle Advisory Committee (that’s the CRC PBAC for anyone keeping track). The photo was taken as inspiration and fodder for discussion on the type of bike and ped facilities that might be a part of a new bridge.

Now, I’ve been sent another sampling of bike and pedestrian-friendly bridge designs from around the world by someone on the Committee. The following document has been part of official discussions and is being used as inspiration for possible bike and ped facility designs for the new bridge:

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I think we should go for a Tacoma style bridge with the four lanes of bike/ped use and the one lane for cars (bi-directional).

Jerrod
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Are we starting to get excited about this bridge now? Is there no hope of stopping its construction? How do we stop it?

Brian E
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My all time favorite, St Charles Bridge Prague.

Todd Boulanger
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And we should thank Zac Horowitz of the CRC for laying this design information out in a useful manner over a couple of PBAC meetings last Fall.

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A few questions about this new bridge.

How does it help cut greenhouse gases, a stated goal of both the governors of Oregon & Washington?

Why are the cost estimates in the billions when WaDot just built the new Tacoma Narrows Bridge for $735 million?

Why invest in infrastructure for a transportation system whose fuel source will be on the decline even before that infrastructure is finished?