September 28, 2006
Threading a Trail
Part of the Willamette Shoreline transit analysis is providing a trail through the corridor. This sometimes tends to get overlooked while haggling over the potential transit options.
But the trail moves front and center at workshop next week:
Community Design Workshop
When: October 3, 2006
7:00 – 8:30 p.m. (drop in any time)
Where: Adult Community Center, Alder Room
505 G Avenue, Lake Oswego
September 29, 2006 8:45 AM
Erik Halstead Says:
Between the Ross Island Bridge and Lake Oswego, there are parts of the ROW where homes have encroached on the right of way, where the front door leads directly onto the now trolley track. There are numerous, very poor railroad crossings, with horrible sight lines.
From Taylors Ferry Road north, the best thing to be would be use the ROW as an extension of the Streetcar, with a terminus at Willamette Park.
What is wrong with an express bus from L.O. Transit Center to downtown? Inexpensive, no capital cost - oh, wait, TriMet doesn't like express busses anymore unless they go to OHSU. After January, there will only be three express busses left (92, 94, 99). We don't need an expensive river taxi, or to buy up expensive riverfront real estate to build an expensive railroad line - unless the city of Lake Oswego wants to somehow fund it themselves.