springwater corridor

New striping helps direct Springwater path traffic

Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor) by on February 10th, 2021 at 3:20 pm

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Mayoral candidate Sarah Iannarone addresses off-street path safety concerns

Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor) by on October 27th, 2020 at 9:51 am

A rider on the Springwater Corridor path.
(Photo: Michael Andersen/BikePortland)

During a live, online conversation with a supporter Monday evening, mayoral candidate Sarah Iannarone was asked how she’d address safety concerns and homeless camping on the Springwater Corridor path — an issue that has challenged Portland leaders for nearly a decade.

The interview was with Portland-based attorney Alan Kessler. Kessler asked Iannarone to repeat an answer about the issue he overheard her share at a recent open house hosted by “cycling lawyers” (who he described as “the lycra folks who go on fast carbon fiber bikes and go for long rides”). [Read more…]

Greenway upgrades will connect Brentwood-Darlington neighborhood to Springwater path

Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor) by on August 25th, 2020 at 10:53 am

A new paved path is coming to this gravel section of SE 87th to open up a connection to the Springwater Corridor, currently hidden behind those bushes.
(Photos: Jonathan Maus/BikePortland)

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Ross Island Sand & Gravel site up for sale, raising possibility of Springwater path connection

Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor) by on August 11th, 2020 at 10:35 am

This orphan section of the Springwater Corridor path build in 2011, is just north of the Ross Island Sand & Gravel parcel that is now for sale.
(Photos: Jonathan Maus/BikePortland)

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Metro acquisition could close Cazadero Trail gap at Deep Creek

Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor) 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

Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor) 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

Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor) 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

Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor) 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

Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor) 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

Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor) 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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