Originally Posted by zilfondel
You clearly haven't been down there when its busy. Last Saturday it took me almost 45 minutes just to walk across the Hawthorne bridge, because there were so many people.
I take the Hawthorne bridge every day, however the Hawthorne Bridge dumps right into Tom McCall Waterfront Park, not a development area a mile south boxed in by the Marqam and Ross Island bridges.
Unless it's not crossing at the south waterfront.
Ten's of thousands of people use the Eastband Esplanade everyday. You don't have to, but that doesn't mean it is not used.
So somewhere on the order of 4-10% of the population of Portland uses the Easbank Esplanade everyday? Seeing as Trimet doesn't crack 20% on a busy day, I'm gonna have to say bullshit.
(And are you really trying to tell me you don't
think that the construction and zoning around and of I-5 on the east bank impedes foot traffic?)
And for the record, my name is in the original pamphlet for the Eastbank Esplanade that Vera Katz had. She didn't even ask to use my name.