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#1 Gary

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Posted 12 August 2013 - 07:10 PM

http://www.nwexamine...8August2013.pdf

 

Is this something TRL and the running community ought to get behind?  Many teams and clubs use Wildwood, U of P, TRL, Mazamas, Lincoln HS, Central Catholic, etc.

 

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Posted 12 August 2013 - 07:22 PM

It always felt odd to cross Burnside when running Wildwood with all that high speed traffic. I just accepted it as part of whatever course I was running.

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Posted 12 August 2013 - 08:15 PM

This definitely seems like something we should support!  We do have a weekly group run that crosses Burnside every week.  I don't know how many times outside of club runs I have crossed that section of road, and there are few times it seems safe.

 

Gary - I know this isn't an ODOT project, but do you have any ideas about how the club might best write up a letter of support or otherwise lend support for this?



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Posted 13 August 2013 - 09:27 AM

It is a scary crossing.

I can't tell you how many close calls I have witnessed at this spot on our Thursday night group run from the Goose Hollow Inn.

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Posted 13 August 2013 - 11:40 AM

 $1.5 million - seems worth it to me but it would be great if the runing community could raise some money to help with the cost.


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Posted 13 August 2013 - 01:11 PM

 $1.5 million - seems worth it to me but it would be great if the runing community could raise some money to help with the cost.

 

Maybe we could borrow Bob Foote's Hood to Coast bridge over Hwy. 101 when he's not using it!  :wink:


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Posted 13 August 2013 - 09:27 PM

I love this idea! The article mentions privately finding the project which would seem to avoid the public funding problem previous attempts ran into.

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Posted 14 August 2013 - 05:29 AM

Coming up with $1.5 million is going to be a challenge, but odds are good that if at least some of the funds are privately raised, it would help ensure the public match or grants comes through.  Seems like a great cause to raise funds for from a race or just a giving campaign.  Or maybe make it a toll bridge? ;)



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Posted 14 August 2013 - 09:49 AM

Just as long as there's no light rail, and Clark and Clackamas County voters aren't expected to contribute in any way  :rolleyes:


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Posted 14 August 2013 - 11:25 AM

Why not install monkey bars or a rope swing instead?  It'll be cheaper and a lot more fun.  Sure, there will still be winners and losers, but at least it will be a game of skill and ability instead of the current game of chance.

 

I'm very surprised that some sort of lighting or crosswalk system has never been implemented.  There are yellow signs indicating that you may see a pedestrian, but it's unlikely that anyone acknowledges those anyway.  Crosswalk stripes, flashing lights, and maybe a rumble strip should be entirely feasible on any budget.  The trick is to get the downslope traffic to slow down before it's too late.



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Posted 14 August 2013 - 12:22 PM

Why not install monkey bars or a rope swing instead?  It'll be cheaper and a lot more fun.  Sure, there will still be winners and losers, but at least it will be a game of skill and ability instead of the current game of chance.

 


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Posted 14 August 2013 - 03:20 PM

A zip line would be both cheap and fun.


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Posted 15 August 2013 - 09:36 AM

A bridge would be great but go east from the current street crossing to where the trail on both sides are at higher elevation and put in a simple suspension bridge rather than spending the money to engineer someone's art project.

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Posted 15 August 2013 - 09:14 PM


Just as long as there's no light rail, and Clark and Clackamas County voters aren't expected to contribute in any way  :rolleyes:

Hey! This Clackamas County voter voted to help pay for a bridge. :money:
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Posted 16 March 2017 - 05:15 AM

As you can tell from the date this thread was started, this discussion has been going on for some time.  But I just received the attached case statement and conceptual plan for a bridge that would connect Wildwood over the top of Burnside.  That's right... no more dodging traffic on the summer Goose route to Pittock, or any other time you are running the south section of Wildwood.

 

The design looks pretty cool, but the price tag isn't small.  Take a look at the attached pdf for all the details, since it would be great if this project could move forward.

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