Pedestrian, bicycle access limited along Columbia River in Kennewick
Beautiful Columbia Park dominates the Kennewick waterfront. The recent extension of the bicycle paths along the shore is fantastic for the Tri-Cities as a whole.
However, safe pedestrian and bicyclist access is limited from the Richland Y to Washington Street. No crosswalks, pedestrian lights, or pedestrian overpasses have been prioritized. Since I was a kid, I have loved riding my bike to swim in the river. I must say though, it is a very creepy ride in the early morning, or anytime Columbia Park is quiet. Without nearby homes and business, there is a vulnerability to folks alone.
What’s up with the pedestrian river access, Kennewick? Thinking about your kids downriver.
Laila Ghan, Richland