What Draws People to a Park?
80% of the time it is for a walk.
Birch Bay is like a park.
Now I ask, what draws you to Birch Bay Drive?
Your Right of Way
Along the Bay
England, which is the size of Oregon, has 140,000 miles of walking paths. Many go through people’s front yards, backyards, and farmland. If there is a fence to keep the sheep or cows in, you open the gate, go through, close the gate after you and proceed down the path.
At Birch Bay, it is a little easier. On both sides of Birch Bay Drive, there is a bike and pedestrian lane that is marked and should be free of obstructions at all times. Now and then there is a person that has not caught on yet and will leave a sign or park a car in the bike path.
We owe the success of the pedestrian walk and bike path to Raven Whitewolf when she worked as a county engineer. She went up and down Birch Bay Drive and made arrangements with property owners; Raven arranged the whole thing. After the pedestrian and bike lane was established, we saw an increase in property values at Birch Bay. Why? It was because the assessed values were beginning to catch up with the Natural Capital Values that resulted from the establishment of the pedestrian & bike path.
That takes care of Birch Bay Drive. Now the tougher part–which is walking up and down the beach which is open to the public. Now just where you can walk, I can’t tell you. It would be good to have a discussion here. Juste-mail me with your thoughts and I will post your responses.
After reading these you will probably come to the same conclusion I have on Birch Bay Drive.
General Information on Bike – Pedestrian Lanes and automobile -Truck Lanes
Through The State Park to the entrance of Birch Bay Village, the driving lanes should be reduced to 10 feet each and the rest of the space be allotted to the Bicycle/Pedestrian lane.
e-mail me with your thoughts.
Birch Bay Information
Typical Cross Section without Parking
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