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Update on Hawthorne viaduct bus stop/bike lane project

Posted by on October 29th, 2014 at 1:10 pm

As a follow up to our story a few weeks ago about Multnomah County’s project to remove the rumble strips and revamp the bus stop/bike lane on the westbound approach to the Hawthorne Bridge, I just got an email update on the project from our friends at Multnomah County…

I wanted to update you on our project on the westbound Hawthorne Bridge ramp, where we have widened the bus stop above SE Water Ave. The concrete work at the bus stop is done and the bus stop has reopened. We are waiting for supplies and dry weather to complete the pavement striping and lay down about 40 feet of ADA raised bump pads along the curb edge at the bus stop. When those tasks are completed we will remove the speed humps in the bike lane approaching the shared use raised path and bus stop. All this work should be completed in November.

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I actually love this project. When I saw the added concrete and wider space for people waiting to get on the bus I was thrilled. I honestly don’t think that rumble strips in the bike lane are a big deal. Slow the heck down when you’re approaching a shared space.
The last rumble strips were on the sidewalk in an area where bikes and peds *already* shared space making for greater discomfort. However in a dedicated bike lane where a shared space is clearly visible ahead, slowing down seems very reasonable

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I understand slowing down when there’s a bus there. But the other 95% of the time it doesn’t really make sense to me.


Never mind when the county said October 6th, but if they are serious about it this time, the clock is running out on November.