Forbes Sharrows

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dwillen
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Whenever I walk the Bridle Trail I stare down the hill, looking for something resembling a way down, but never saw a path. Maybe if I look from the bottom up?


Nate
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from the bottom, come up boundary street but go right into the woods instead of left under the RR tracks.

from the top, on the Bridle Trail, I think somewhere there’s a bulldozed pile of dirt that blocks the no-longer-a-trail. The story I once heard and dimly remember is that it was part of the Schenley Park improvements ten+ years ago, but was not well-engineered. The slope was too steep and when the trail fell away, they gave up and blocked it off. But I don’t even remember where I heard that.

The Bridle Trail, btw, goes from behind the pool around up over two nice stone bridges to Bartlett/Greenfield avenue.


Mick
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Dwillen, if you are headed towards Greenfeild the trail with the switchbacks cuts off at about a 30 degree angle, down towards the Greenfield Bridge.

It is far enough along that I didn’t think that it would go into junction hollow, but it does. I haven’t gone the whole way down the trail, because I was not aiming to go to JH when I explored it.

For me, getting over the tracks to Panther Hollow Lake is a great way into the park. I wouldn’t try doing it without getting off my bike and carrying it across two sets of tracks, but, for me, that is no big deal.

Down by the parking lot is a different story.

Mick


mark
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ohhh… that’s the bridle trail… i pre road the course for that race you spoke of… that would be a cool place for a trail, although the current alternatives are just as convenient


Ohiojeff
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from the top, on the Bridle Trail, I think somewhere there’s a bulldozed pile of dirt that blocks the no-longer-a-trail. The story I once heard and dimly remember is that it was part of the Schenley Park improvements ten+ years ago, but was not well-engineered. The slope was too steep and when the trail fell away, they gave up and blocked it off. But I don’t even remember where I heard that.

Back in 1999 the International Trails and Greenways conference was going to be here and Mayor Murphy wanted a trail built down that hillside from the bridle trail to down to the hollow. Unfortunately it was a pick any two of good, fast, cheap sort of thing and “fast and cheap” won out. The trail collapsed even before the conference and was never rebuilt. I think there was even some concern that it was causing landslides down onto some of the houses down at the bottom. For a long while you could see where it was pretty easily. It’s probably harder to see now and you probably would find nothing at all resembling a trail near the bottom.


rsprake
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Forbes in between Braddock and S Dallas has bike lane markings painted in the shoulders now. The exits from the lanes are still terrible and need a redesign ASAP.


Lyle
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It’s moot now, since the lanes are full of crap already. I won’t be using them until they’re swept, if that ever happens.


erok
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did you call 311?


rsprake
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Are they swept on the same schedule as the other streets? Every other week?

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