Man, would I love a path that took me straight under the homestead grays bridge and connected to the street that runs behind the giant strip of stores and connected back up with the trail before the rankin bridge. That would be awesome.
I guess W bridge St, cross amity, swing behind the strip isn’t a terrible route If I wanted to do that, but I’m sure a trail could be done. It would help if there was a traffic light at w bridge st to make it easier to cross 4 lanes of two way traffic.
The current state of things, coming from W Bridge, is not too bad. Swing around Macy’s and continue. The lights at Amity and the street that fronts the mall are pretty benign. Cross and go across a not-very-busy parking lot and you’re there.
Now, lights at the other end (past the Lowe’s) would really be nice.
And some sharrows on the back road.
I find the MUP behind the restaurants a nice option, but there are lots of pedestrians, the path is not paved and gets soft/puddly in wet weather and winter. This was especially bad when some heavy machinery was driven on the path this winter/spring and created deep impressions in the crushed limestone surface. This is fine on a cross bike or hybrid with fatter tires, but sucks on a road bike with skinny tires.
I’m much more apt to take the paved way, which I tend to do via waterfront dr, but the highway like orientation of that street is a real turn off. Wish there was a better connector around the waterfront.
Not sure why, but there was a survey crew measuring the road frontage in front of Costco earlier today. I also tempted the rath of the hall-monitor by riding through the gas pump area – the attendant didnt say anything as I waved and went past.
thanks Marko I appreciate it. Interesting post on FB from the Rivers of Steel National Heritage Area regarding the PumpHouse (which they own) (and I don’t think this is a problem)
“Due to the increased traffic at the Pump House and the need to be able to use our space for events, tours, the market, etc. we will be installing gates on the lot sometime within the next few weeks. The lot will be open for trail parking as usual the majority of the time, we will however be reserving the right to close the gates/lot for events. We appreciate your help in making the public aware of these changes.”