Historic Pine Street's Waterfront Inadequate Street, Bike Path and Sidewalk around this Historic area of Roseburg: Pine Street going north of Douglas Avenue is a bike path; sidewalk; and city street all on a 10-12 feet wide piece of worn out asphalt. This 1000' section services all of the city of Roseburg's general commercial zoned waterfront inclusive of many historic homes and even a city park (Deer Creek park at the south side of the mouth of Deer Creek) plus connects all the bike paths so that bikes and pedestrians are not forced out to Stephens Street into significant highway traffic. This section from Douglas Avenue to Deer Creek needs to be redesigned to make safer and more attractive to both tourists and locals visiting our general commercial zoned areas on the waterfront. With such improvements more private investment will be attracted to make Roseburg's waterfront an economic driver to assist downtown businesses at the same time of making this area safe for all. This area was the original "Deer Creek Settlement" area which predated the city's name being changed to Roseburgh ("h" later dropped) and has significant history to assist as an economic driver but the path/road/sidewalk is very unsafe and unattractive not even close to local requirements. So this 1000' long section is clearly inadequate as a bicycle path, sidewalk for residences and businesses and a city street so it should be addressed for both safety and the opportunity to build our commercial zoned waterfront to draw visitors and locals to the downtown area.
Bernie Woodard over 3 years ago