October 22, 2005
Better Bike Signage Needed
I had occasion to go out to the Columbia River Crossing project open house today (look for a full post shortly). It was held at Jantzen Beach and I opted to use my bike, assisted by the Yellow Line.
After reaching the Expo Center I was absolutely dumbfounded as to how to get from there to the bike lane over the Columbia Slough bridge. Fortunately another cyclist was able to point me in the right direction, but even then I made a wrong turn and had to retrace my steps.
This is clearly an area that could benefit from much better signage!
October 23, 2005 9:41 AM
Jonathan Maus Says:
I agree Chris! Maybe Metro, PDOT, or someone else should consider starting organized rides from Expo Center to J-Beach just to promote and educate people about this route...but better signage would sure help.
Great to hear you rode your bike out to that meeting!
October 24, 2005 10:41 AM
Evan Manvel Says:
I don't know if those are among the 700 signs the City is planning on installing over the next two years, but let's hope they are.
October 25, 2005 1:29 PM
Mark Oliver Says:
Three weeks ago, the folks from the Vancouver transportation department led a guided cycling tour from the Kenton Max station over the Interstate bridge, and into the Couve. It was indeed a rather mystifying route, for a newbie, at least.
But I am under the impression that they give this tour a couple of times a year . . . keep your eye on the Shift schedule (URL in my signature above, and here: http://calendar.shifttobikes.org) for the next one.
October 26, 2005 9:23 AM
Lenny Anderson Says:
Todd Boulanger, City of Vancouver (USA), is the go-to guy for these tours.
You are better off to de-board MAX at Delta/Vanport, go under the freeway on Victory...this is the dicy part...then through Delta Park to the eastside sidewalk over the Oregon Slough adjacent to I-5.
Improving the bike route between Vancouver and North Portland must be part of any river crossing scheme. The current situation is pretty 3rd class.