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Clackamas County wants your input on biking and walking connections

Posted by on February 11th, 2014 at 8:58 am

A map of possible routes along the Clackamas River.
“Principal” proposed routes are in red and “alternative”
routes in green. See below for more maps.

A two-week virtual open house launched Monday to give people who bike and walk in Clackamas County a chance to share their expertise and opinions on the best routes for the county to improve.

It’s part of the county’s year-long Active Transportation Plan, an effort to improve healthy mobility, access, safety, and tourism in the county on the south side of the metro area.

For the new virtual open house, much of the focus is on a series of possible walking and biking routes that have been selected from many submitted earlier in the process.

For each of the routes, the county is asking:

1) Do you think this route should be the Principal Active Transportation (PAT) Route in this corridor?
2) Are there route alternatives that we’ve missed?
3) What other information about this route should we consider?

For example, here are some possible routes between Milwaukie and Oregon City, with the highest-scoring routes in red and the lower-scoring ones in green:

Some through what the county calls the “Industrial East”:

Two proposals between Oregon City and Lake Oswego:

A few through the Mount Hood area:

You can look at more of the specific maps here, and also take an online survey about transportation in Clackamas County here.

The online open house closes Sunday, Feb. 23. For more information, contact project manager Scott Hoelscher at 503-742-4524 or ScottHoe@co.clackamas.or.us.

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Springwater connection from Boring to Barton please.

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Clackistan needs to worry about sidewalks on residential and collector streets first–trails second.

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This 1st.
If people can’t imagine walking anywhere safely how can we pretend that the same people would see bicycling as safe.

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Clackamas County
For each of the routes, the county is asking:

1) Do you think this route should be the Principal Active Transportation (PAT) Route in this corridor

Yes. All of them.
Turn it around and ask yourself “should this be the same only road cars ans trucks drive on?

Clackamas County
2) Are there route alternatives that we’ve missed

Yes. Cleaning/sweeping bike lanes so that it’s safe to use them.

Clackamas County
3) What other information about this route should we consider?

Closing “relatively minor” gaps in a bikeway ensures that your constituents that hate bicycles may encounter them less and unexpectedly leading to few fatalities.

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Wow major typo/brain fart there; wish we had an edit function.
Lemme try this again:

Clackamas County
1) Do you think this route should be the Principal Active Transportation (PAT) Route in this corridor?

Yes. All of them.
Turn it around and ask yourself “should this be the only road for cars and trucks to drive on?