Do you think bicyclists should be provided access to the Hoan Bridge?

August 1, 2011

Interviews & Photos by Cara Slingerland

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“That’s a good question. What would be the alternate route if not?” —Steve Peplin, N. Second Street

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“Yes, I do because of the fact of that when people ride their bikes through this area on the street [Kinnickinnic Avenue], a lot of people don’t tend to see them and there’s been a lot of people who have gotten hit more than once or gotten close to hit more than once. I’ve been a driver for almost three years and I’ve seen lots of crazy stuff around here with bicycle riders so I feel really bad for them.” —Kelly Osgood, S. Lenox Street

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“I ride a bike a lot and wouldn’t really use it probably that much. I guess it wouldn’t be a bad thing though…some place to get across, but I’d rather see people on the regular streets. Too much traffic up there. And you never know what’s going to fall.” —Wilbur Lorge, S. Kinnickinnic Avenue

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“You’re talking an expense there that I don’t think a lot of people would use. If you’ve ever done one of those walks up and down the bridge, for example, it’s pretty steep. It’d be pretty hard cycling, and limited from May to September. I don’t think they should go through the expense of providing an additional lane.”
—Rick Spangler, S. Logan Avenue

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“Yeah, I think they definitely should. I guess it’s busy when you go down First Street by downtown… It can suck having to abide by the lanes down there. I’d rather they don’t get hit. A lot of cities—I think it’s Portland—they have the bridges and bike lanes that go from place to place in the city and cross the bodies of water.”
—Eric Scott, E. College Avenue

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  1. Dave Reid on Tue, 2nd Aug 2011 5:40 am 

    “It’d be pretty hard cycling” As someone who has actually biked over the Hoan it was easy.

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