10 hours ago
Monday, January 11, 2010
As the Master Bike Plan was created, one connection that got in there was this little bit through Pioneer Park. The thinking behind this connection is that we have a south-bound route on Howard. The route stops at 7th without providing a nice way to get up that big cliff there across the street from The Roosevelt Apts. Hence the connection.
The City owns the park between 7th and Cliff Drive so a connection was added there. Clearly, the idea was to get the conceptual plan nailed down and figure out implementation later. I'm looking forward to seeing how that happens, though I suspect I'll not see a solution any time soon.
I remember hanging out in this park when I went to LC. We'd eat lunch there. Smoke there. Maybe drink too. There was a ton of overgrowth. It was pretty neat to creep around the trails back up in there and hang out at the deserted pool. Now it's all cleared and pretty and nice.
But mother-of-pearl, that's a steep set of stairs. Made harder to climb when covered with a layer of ice. And while wearing SPD cleats and lugging a turdy snow bike.
The view is worth the effort. Especially at night.