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velocity 11-01-13 11:52 PM

I-205 and Spring Water trail and the homeless
 
They are getting really bad at leaving things in the path. Be careful at Spring Water to 92nd up to Johnson Creek Rd. Morning commutes look out for camps and shopping carts.
Ride well stay thirsty.
Velocity

Ramona_W 11-02-13 06:56 PM

Isn't this a problem for cars as well or are these things just on the bike paths?

Jeff Wills 11-02-13 11:04 PM

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Originally Posted by Ramona_W (Post 16214102)
Isn't this a problem for cars as well or are these things just on the bike paths?

The Springwater Corridor bike path underneath I-205 is a well-known collection of homeless camps. There's no cars down there.

B. Carfree 11-03-13 09:06 PM

Gee, I didn't realize how good we have it down in Eugene. Our homeless just leave feces on the bike paths. Football fans, on the other hand...

agent pombero 11-03-13 10:23 PM

The Springwater Trail is a crapshoot. It is a nice MUP that allows one to ride 30+ miles east, crossing many major sections of Portland and Gresham. However, it is not without its major faults. During the daytime, and especially any day where there is any hint of sun, the trail is full of runners six abreast, unleashed dogs, and wobbly cyclists. These annoying issues are minor compared to the real problem on the Springwater Trail: the homeless population. These are not your friendly got-any-spare-change-ma'am types. Many of them are downright nasty and aggressive.


There have been many physical assaults, muggings, open drug use and general boozin', illegal camping, fights, vandalism, and r-a-p-e (why is this word censored??)

The path is compleltely dark at dusk and might because there are no ambient light sources; a powerful lamp is required. It is not recommended to use the trail (especially the further away you are from Portland) without pepper spray and a weapon.


For your reading pleasure:


http://kptv.membercenter.worldnow.co...d-gresham-****


http://bikeportland.org/2011/10/13/s...rs-pause-60502


http://www.katu.com/news/local/Users....html?mobile=y


http://www.oregonlive.com/gresham/in...ith_first.html


http://eastpdxnews.com/general-news-...les-neighbors/

velocity 11-04-13 01:15 AM

I am commuting again tomorrow it's raining and should cleanse the area good. Hold outs under the bridges and underpasses are only consideration. Ride safe

velocity 11-04-13 04:32 PM

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Originally Posted by velocity (Post 16217169)
I am commuting again tomorrow it's raining and should cleanse the area good. Hold outs under the bridges and underpasses are only consideration. Ride safe

Was a good ride this morning. No debris on the road that you wouldn't expect. Only one guy between the fence and the over pass piling at Johnson creek on ramp. Definitely a wet commute today.
V

agent pombero 11-17-13 07:05 PM

Saw some homeless women shooting dope the other night.

enigmaT120 11-19-13 03:48 PM

Dope don't shoot back.


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