Posted on August 31st, 2011 at 11:13 am.
paths. Why don’t we use these
on other transportation facilities
that are narrow and have users
that need to use caution around
(Photos © J. Maus)
The other day I was riding out to Southeast Portland along the I-205 multi-use path and I came across a sign I’d seen many times before.
“Bicyclists” it read, in large, all-caps font across the top, “This is a multi-use path. Reduce speed. Watch for pedestrians.” (The exact same sign is also on the Eastbank Esplanade just south of the Hawthorne Bridge overpass.)
I’ve shared thoughts about sharing paths with people on foot several times on this site in the past; but recent discussions about the safety and lack of space for bicycles and cars on rural roads put this sign into a new light. [Read more…]