I wish to thank Richland and West Richland for creating an off-road bike path adjacent to Keene Road. And an additional thank you for the trees, drinking fountains and benches. Finally, a call to create a similar bike path along the Yakima River from Horn Rapids to the Sacagawea Trail through Johnson and Chamna parks.
I know Dave Bryant, Phil Pinard and others worked diligently on the Keene Road project. We are fortunate to be able to ride our bikes down sidewalks in West Richland, connect to a bike path that takes runs to Steptoe Road, where we can once again ride on the sidewalks all the way to Columbia Center.
I am sure this great path and the Sacagawea bike path will be connected together along Queensgate Road in the future.
Richland picked the south side of the bike path to plant trees. In a desert region, the more large shade trees the better.
A special shoutout to Columbia Center Rotary for helping to pay for the benches and the interesting people/dog drinking fountains.
Thousands of biking, jogging and walking enthusiasts use all our bike paths. In the future, thousands more would like to enjoy riding along the Yakima river through Chamna and Johnson parks and up to Horn Rapids -- possibly all the way to Benton City!
Michael L. Atchison, Richland