Newport Bicycle and Pedestrian Committee Chairman Ken Dennis briefly outlined some immediate goals for his group saying they’d like to take on some bicycling and pedestrian challenges that have needed fixing for a long time.
Dennis said that his committee is committed to seeing that more “sharrows” are placed on traffic lanes so motorists know they’re supposed to share the road with bicyclists.
Dennis told the council that some long running problems with Oceanview Drive need fixing in that there are no shoulders on Oceanview from Northwest 12th through 21st Street. They would also like to see a bike trail that connects NW Nye to Oceanview which would give an alternate north-south route from the center of town to the north.
And Dennis said that there is a need to connect the trail that runs from near the city water treatment plant at Big Creek, down the drainage and through the Highway 101 tunnel and connecting to the sidewalk that leads to Walmart
He also told the council that there is a need for clear pedestrian access from PCH to the Bayfront.
Just expressing needs. No firm target dates or funding sources yet identified.