Can’t see the bike path for the trees

Things seem to be a little confused in Portland, where they’re fixing to cut down a giant sequoia tree that’s 120 feet tall and measures 18 feet around – for a bike path.

The city is building a ten-mile long pedestrian and bike trail called the North Portland Greenway. Once completed, the trail will connect North Portland to downtown. Plans call for a bridge to be built over a set of railroad tracks, and according to the city, that sequoia tree is in the way.

Really? They can’t go around it? Most bicycles, including footbikes, have handlebars which will allow the vehicle to navigate around obstacles, including the only species of Sequoioideae still around. More muddled thinking from the green left.


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