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  1. Comment by Matt S. February 18, 2019 @ 7:34 am | Link

    Good analysis

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  2. Comment by Alisha Kelso February 17, 2019 @ 6:52 pm | Link

    As someone who lives up at the top of that road it gets pretty friggin annoying when bicyclist ride up the middle of the road and dont move over and share the road. Its bullshit that i should be late for work because people cant move over and not ride directly down the middle. Its a dangerous road and people sometimes tear down those roads like they are practicing for nascar.

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  3. Comment by K'Tesh February 17, 2019 @ 3:18 pm | Link

    Another idea... Long stretchs of "rumble strips" made from the plastic used to mark roads on the Oak's Bottom trail might dissuade skateboarders from bombing through the tunnel. Nothing so high as to stop them, but make it a lot less fun, and a lot more noisy. It would also have the additional visual advantage to remind the Oak's Bottom trail users of the hazard.

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  4. Comment by K'Tesh February 17, 2019 @ 3:13 pm | Link

    I'd also like to wish Hien a complete recovery. Concussions are no fun. I know... I've had 3, and I'm sure that there's some permanent damage up there.

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  5. Comment by El Biciclero February 17, 2019 @ 2:49 pm | Link

    Two wrongs don't make a right, but three lefts do. Maybe that would have avoided the whole sitch.

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  6. Comment by K'Tesh February 17, 2019 @ 2:40 pm | Link

    Also make sure that the lowered riverside strip is long enough to allow Springwater Corridor users a chance to slow down before approaching the intersections.

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  7. Comment by K'Tesh February 17, 2019 @ 2:35 pm | Link

    My suggestion... remove the tunnel, and then lower the strip of land on the waterfront side. Next, split the trail on the eastside into a "Y" shape, and install two tunnels, one oriented "upstream", and one "downstream" at an angle that Springwater Corridor users can see into (perhaps even lit at night). This would have the advantage of eliminating the blindspot, and give users a chance to see the merging trail users.

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  8. Comment by pruss2ny February 17, 2019 @ 11:57 am | Link

    "My sense is different: this is a tee intersection and the person passing through on his bike with the right of way was caused to crash by someone flagrantly violating at least one and perhaps more rules. Do we need to know more? What would any particulars change about this assessment?"

    the idea that liability for a collision should rest on who was most vulnerable rather than who was culpable/wreckless seems untenable.

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  9. Comment by Connect February 17, 2019 @ 11:32 am | Link

    Sickkk. And what all this about campers I go to skateparks all around Portland and I ain’t never had a problem with any “campers” or homeless getting in the way lol.

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  10. Comment by soren February 17, 2019 @ 11:22 am | Link

    We have a mile or two of genuine "bikeway" but much of that is intentionally designed to slow people cycling down (e.g. the S-curve every block on the Cully cycle track).

    It's illegal to build a roadway without fully separated and signaled sidewalks but, even, today this city calls a line of paint near car doors a "major bikeway":

    https://goo.gl/maps/2eAQSLkpVrw

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  11. Comment by Chris I February 17, 2019 @ 9:54 am | Link

    Lick those boots.

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  12. Comment by Chris I February 17, 2019 @ 9:53 am | Link

    And some of you people apparently believe that motorists are entitled to enforce pedestrian violations with the death penalty. You are advocating for sociopaths. Are you one yourself?

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  13. Comment by Chris I February 17, 2019 @ 9:49 am | Link

    The green loop event is in SW.

    Too many neighborhood complaints for the further out SW events in the past. Sounds like you need to convince your neighbors.

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  14. Comment by Inductor February 17, 2019 @ 8:39 am | Link

    Glow boy: good points. It’s hard to understand how increased capacity will not increase emissions. Its very short-sighted because, as you point out, of the elasticity of people’s transportation decisions.

    Here’s some clarity on the induced demand concept (other wonks, please clarify if i’m off here):

    ‘Induced demand’ is a specific explanation for transportation elasticity. The concept you are describing is more commonly considered ‘latent demand,’ which is another, separate explanation.

    Latent demand is the phenomenon when a certain route becomes easier, people who were making the trip anyway, or were considering making the trip, take it instead of an alternate or instead of staying home. In this case: taking I-5 instead of MLK/Grand or the Yellow Line because now it’s 4 mins faster (in theory).

    Induced demand means the new, easy route entices people to create new developments further away because it is now easier to travel that distance. In this case, more sprawl in Washington (outside of Oregon’s UGB) because it’s easier to get to downtown Portland (until the new commuters fill the road to capactity again). So, in fact, the road is inducing a change of land use that creates more demand.

    I hope this helps ease your economics mind.

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  15. Comment by Rivelo February 17, 2019 @ 5:27 am | Link

    When we first opened, we ordered helmets. Bike shop = helmets, right? Well, apparently not. At least not for us. We sold, like, two in our first year.

    We figured all of our customers either already had helmets or they didn't use them. It was good and handy and easy to donate them to the Community Cycling Center.

    Their TriMet bus/bike rack out back is great for trying out long wheelbase bikes before encountering the racks in the "real world."

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  16. Comment by pixie February 17, 2019 @ 12:42 am | Link

    comment of the week

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  17. Comment by 9watts February 16, 2019 @ 10:47 pm | Link

    The first one that comes to mind is Homestead Rd S. as it meets River Rd. S. in Salem. The tunnel is an underpass like in the story we're commenting on, but it is further back from the intersection than here.
    https://goo.gl/maps/vuk4SrcFS742

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  18. Comment by Hello, Kitty February 16, 2019 @ 10:43 pm | Link

    So then the doc has the gall to tell my mother a vaccine could protect me from measles, and she says "Look doc, the key word here is COULD not WOULD -- you're not doing me any service by making such a conjecture." And now I'm covered in these little spots. But on the upside, I had a really good time at the Blazers game tonight!

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  19. Comment by Dan A February 16, 2019 @ 10:42 pm | Link

    I'm curious whether there are any T-intersection roads in the US where the intersecting T is the opening of a tunnel, and is the only side with a stop sign.

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  20. Comment by Dan A February 16, 2019 @ 10:33 pm | Link

    200 and 4000 are both numbers. Therefore they are exactly the same thing.

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  21. Comment by Chris I February 16, 2019 @ 9:50 pm | Link

    Swing gate!

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  22. Comment by Chris I February 16, 2019 @ 9:50 pm | Link

    Did the skateboard?

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  23. Comment by Ivan Boothe February 16, 2019 @ 8:54 pm | Link

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_structures_built_on_top_of_freeways

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  24. Comment by Ken S February 16, 2019 @ 8:32 pm | Link

    This intersection, and others like it, are dangerous by design. No amount of speed bumps or bollards are going to fix the part where the tee intersection happens at the bottom of a trough, the place where you would have the most kinetic energy.
    High energy, zero sight lines, and a tight constrained space make it unlikely that the average rider would be able to avoid a collision. Unless you slow to a crawl, how would anyone be able to see a person approaching the intersection in time to slow?

    If you were to rebuild the intersection from scratch, the way to do it would be have the tee at the top of a rise, have the paths widen 50-100% and have wide enough lines of sight to see and be seen with 2-3 seconds to react appropriately (idk, 30-50 feet, how about?)

    That would be ideal; the topography makes slow the default without adding actual obstacles, there's time to react, and there's more than zero space to dodge, if necessary .

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  25. Comment by q February 16, 2019 @ 8:30 pm | Link

    If the police agreed he didn't do anything wrong, why haven't all the charges been dropped?

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