Hi everyone! First time posting here.
I love almost everything about living in Piedmont…except that Kenton is right over there and yet such a hassle to bike to. Getting to Kenton on foot or by bike is indirect, unpleasant and possibly dangerous when using Lombard or Columbia, The Slough trail adds so much distance, making it impractical for pedestrians, and is not well lit for traveling in dark hours.
Does anyone know if there are plans in the works that address this? or if not, how to advocate for creating a more direct, and safe connection between these neighborhoods? (and if anyone wants to join me?)
I feel like there is physical space to squeeze a short connecting path in somewhere under I-5 near the train tracks. It would just involve negotiating some sort of easement with businesses that are tucked in there (or the railroad?) It’s hard to really know exactly what’s in that area without trespassing, but I have done plenty of wishful peeking.
It would be such a boon to both neighborhoods. Convenience for Piedmont residents to get to park/library/businesses in Kenton, more business for Kenton business district, safer routes for Kentonites to bike/walk eastward, improved walkability for all…
I look forward to hearing your thoughts!