springwater corridor

Metro acquisition could close Cazadero Trail gap at Deep Creek

Avatar by on May 18th, 2020 at 1:21 pm

Let’s close this gap! (Map graphic: BikePortland)

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Springwater Corridor closed between Portland and Sellwood – UPDATED

Avatar by on April 16th, 2020 at 10:54 am

Closures just erected. Photos by @ClareB_PDX and @antoniatamer via Twitter.

A popular, three-mile section of the Springwater Corridor path is closed this morning. It’s unclear which agency is responsible or how long the closure will last.

Photos tweeted by BikePortland readers this morning show a Portland Parks truck and what looks to be a park ranger along with “STREET CLOSED” signage at the main entrances on SE 4th and Ivon Street and at SE Spokane Street in Sellwood (at Sellwood Bridge).

This section of the path is a crucial link in our transportation network. Other options for bicycle users like SE Milwaukie and SE 17th avenues are much more dangerous and out-of-direction. With more people biking and walking during the coronavirus quarantine, the Springwater has become very crowded despite it not being wide enough for safe social distancing.
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New bridge on Springwater Corridor to open January 15th

Avatar by on January 13th, 2020 at 1:59 pm

Nice and smooth. Photo taken today by Maija Spencer, Portland Parks & Recreation.

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Man arrested after admitting to Springwater Corridor assault and bike theft

Avatar by on August 30th, 2019 at 5:17 pm

Hamlin’s bike, his battered body, and the path where it happened.
(Photos: Jay Hamlin)

Back in July, Jay Hamlin was the victim of a scary assault and robbery while bicycling on the Springwater Corridor in southeast Portland.

Today the Multnomah County District Attorney announced they arrested a suspect in connection with the case and have charged him with felony robbery, assault and theft. [Read more…]

Parks Commissioner Fish says Springwater will get more bike patrols following assault

Avatar by on July 16th, 2019 at 1:15 pm

(Photo of Nick Fish by J. Maus/BikePortland)

Following a brazen assault and robbery on the Springwater Corridor path last week, Portland Parks & Recreation will step up bike patrols.
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Man assaulted and robbed while biking on Springwater Corridor

Avatar by on July 15th, 2019 at 7:54 am

Let’s find this bike and get it back to Jay.
(Photos: Jay Hamlin)

Jay Hamlin after the assault.

A nightmare came true for 69-year-old Jay Hamlin while he was riding on the Springwater Corridor path Thursday afternoon. It’s the latest incident that illustrates the lawlessness of the popular linear park and the vulnerability of people who use it.

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Parks bureau paves section of Springwater despite ‘clearcut’ concerns

Avatar by on May 2nd, 2019 at 12:08 pm

New path without old trees.
(Photo: J. Maus/BikePortland)

Edith Mirante commutes by bike on the Springwater Corridor path right outside the door of her Sellwood neighborhood home. Since she moved there in 2007, the path between Southeast 9th and 11th existed as a goat trail of rocks and dirt alongside rarely used railroad tracks. When Portland Parks & Recreation announced plans to pave the path back in January, Mirante never expected to be the loudest voice in opposition. [Read more…]

Here’s why Portland Parks will install stop signs on the Springwater

Avatar by on March 14th, 2019 at 2:01 pm

Westbound SE Harney Street. ODOT says stop signs are needed on the path because they’re worried vehicle users on streets like this will wait on railroad tracks for path users to cross.

When we learned the Portland Parks & Recreation bureau planned to install 10 new stop signs on a newly paved, half-mile section of the Springwater Corridor, several readers contacted us to express their frustration.[Read more…]

New section of Springwater will come with 10 new stop signs for path users

Avatar by on March 6th, 2019 at 1:22 pm

You can thank the ODOT Rail Division.

The Portland Parks & Recreation Bureau has started paving a new section of the Springwater Corridor path in Sellwood. This long-awaited project will close one of the last remaining gaps in this important regional path. It’s just a 0.4 mile section of the Springwater between SE Umatilla and 13th; but as any regional trail advocate will tell you, the sum impact is greater than its parts.

While it’s good to finally see progress on this segment of the “Sellwood Gap,” I was disappointed to find out that the City of Portland will install 10 stop signs along the new path. According to the official project plans, there will be stop signs (and associated stop bar striping) at the crossing of each roadway that intersects with the path: Umatilla, Harney, Marion, 9th, Linn, 11th, and 13th. [Read more…]

Man suffers serious injuries in collision with skateboarder on Springwater Corridor path

Avatar by on February 15th, 2019 at 10:08 am

View from Oaks Bottom path where it meets with the Springwater. Photo is from 2015 right after wands and striping were installed. Nguyen was coming from the left on the other side of this tunnel.

We regret to inform you about another situation where someone suffered serious injuries at a location with a known history for posing hazards to bicycle riders.

On January 29th just before noon, Hien Nguyen was biking northbound on the Springwater Corridor path. As he rolled downhill toward the intersection where another path intersects with the Springwater (about 1.8 miles south of the path entrance at SE Ivon Street, below the Oaks Bottom Wildlife Refuge trailhead parking lot), Nguyen says a woman on a skateboard “appeared out of nowhere directly toward my path.” Nguyen didn’t hit the woman, but he ran over her skateboard, flew over the handlebars and landed head first on the pavement.
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