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I live in the North Bethany area of Portland in Washington County. My concerns as a suburban pedestrian are twofold.
First, developers are required to improve infrastructure only adjacent to their properties. This means there are sidewalks along the perimeters of those developments, but no sidewalks between developments on major arterials. While we are within walking distance of schools and shopping, there are no safe routes for pedestrians and cyclists.
Second, we are an 8 minute walk from Springville School, the newest K-8 in Beaverton District, but there are no crosswalks, no crossing guard, and no school zone along Springville Road. The district busses our neighborhood and officially discourages walking. Repeated requests to the district and county have not resulted in any progress toward a safe crossing on Springville.
See pictures and read an article about our experience on National Walk to School Day here: http://bikeportland.org/2010/10/29/despite-sketchy-crossing-kids-still-walk-to-school-in-bethany-41788
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