Posted by Elly Blue (Columnist) on October 27th, 2009 at 10:21 am
from I-205 path.
(Photos © J. Maus)
TriMet is close to completion of their $3.8 million, stimulus-funded project to add lighting and other improvements to a seven-mile stretch of the I-205 multi-use path. The path is also the subject of an online survey and study being conducted by the Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) and Alta Planning and Design that seeks to identify problem spots and prioritize improvements.
TriMet re-opened a portion of the I-205 path back in July. The final section — extending south to Clackamas Town Center — was scheduled to open along with the Green Line MAX last month. However, TriMet now says the path is scheduled to re-open on November 7th.
The new survey, which is open through the end of this month, is part of an ongoing ODOT/Alta study. It asks a short series of open ended questions about what area of the path you ride, what your experience on it is like (e.g. safe, peaceful, too loud, etc.) and what you like and do not like about the path.
The study website acknowledges that some parts of the path can be dangerous and difficult to use, and that wayfinding is less than perfect. A series of community outreach events were held in September. We’ll keep you posted on results of this study.