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Walked 2.17 Miles – Holgate and Rhine MAX Stations

Posted on Jun 8, 2013 in Brooklyn, Hipstamatic, Portland, Portland Progress, SE Portland, Walks | 0 comments

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Greg and I walked with our neighbors and city planners through Brooklyn to discuss the new MAX stations that will be at Holgate and also at Rhine.

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We met at the Brooklyn park and it was a beautiful morning to walk. City planners and Trimet were on hand to listen to our concerns and ideas. They wanted our feedback on how traffic should flow and how to improve the neighborhood after MAX is here.

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There were probably about 20 of us total which is a good size for this kind of discussion. It was fun walking with a gaggle of other folks.

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The most exciting thing I learned is that the railroad will replace the super scary Lafayette pedestrian bridge! Greg and I were giddy when we heard this. We had been told that no repairs were going to be made and that it would remain as is. I no longer use this bridge, because it is so rickety that it sways when you walk on it. It also has holes in the wooden boards, so you have to be very careful where you step when crossing. We learned the new bridge will have elevators to accommodate bikes. This makes so much sense since the Fred Meyer corporate offices are on the other side of this bridge. Now, thousands of their employees will have quick and easy passage to the MAX line.

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Soon there will be a walk just like this one to discuss the stations at Clinton and OMSI. We are hoping we can attend that walk too. Such fascinating stuff!

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