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Economics, security cited as reasons against trail

[For reference, here are the previous posts on this issue: Springwater development may nix trail improvement Springwater development update] This morning I spoke with Wayne Kingsley, the owner on record of the land being purchased by SK Northwest. Wayne is a well-known local businessman and president of American Waterways, Inc. owner and operator of the … Read more


Springwater development update

[The lot in question. Click to enlarge.] SK Northwest‘s plans to develop on the Willamette River, and their opposition to an existing trail easement (see this comment) a potential trail that would connect a popular portion of the Springwater Corridor Trail, has been met with serious concern from the community. Last week’s post has generated … Read more


Springwater development may nix trail improvement

[Click to enlarge] SK Northwest, a seller of boats and personal watercraft currently located on NE Sandy Blvd, has filed an application to construct a new building on the Willamette just south of OMSI between SE Caruthers and SE 4th Ave. (see map). In their application to the Bureau of Development Services the company has … Read more


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Bike ban proposal back to the drawing board

[Karla Keller makes her case, under the watchful eyes of Evan Manvel and Mark Ginsberg.] Karla Keller, ODOT’s Maintenance Manager for Portland, brought along all sorts of stuff for the presentation of her proposal to ban bicycles on metro area highways. She passed out 18 pages of impressive, full-color aerial photos, maps, and internal memos. … Read more


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City requests $5.6 million to improve bikeways

The City of Portland has just submitted “Notices of Intent” for four major projects they hope will receive funding through the Federal Highway Administration’s Transportation Enhancements program. Three of these projects, totalling over $5.6 million dollars, would vastly improve our bikeway and trail network.


Bridge work means detour to Marine Drive

[Demo in progress. Photo: Paul Gorlick, PDOT] The NE 33rd Street bridge over Lombard Street was demolished last week, closing bike access to Marine Drive, a popular destination for Portland cyclists. The old bridge had limited weight capacity so it had to go and according to Paul Gorlick of the Portland Office of Transportation, “it … Read more