Moving forward with accessible path

The good news is that we have funding for the accessible bike path that will extend from the end of the Pier/Chimney bridge and through Pier Park. This link was critical to protect the Sequoia grove from cyclists coming off the bridge and to provide accessibility to the North Portland Greenway transportation structure. This is a big thank you to Commissioner Amanda Fritz for paying attention and advocating for Pier Park and the npGreenway.

The next step includes planning for the accessible bike route through Pier Park and advocating that the accessible ramp from the bridge be designed to curve away from the center of the Sequoia grove so as to impact the grove as little as possible.

Come to the May 21st meeting at the St. Johns Community Center at 6:30 pm to learn more.

By Mary Ann Aschenbrenner

Mary Ann Aschenbrenner is President of Waterlink Web, a web development firm located in the St. Johns neighborhood of North Portland. An active neighborhood volunteer, Mary Ann served on the Friends of Pier Park board for over eight years and is the designer and administrator of this site.