|A google maps view of the area...showing the complete lack of connectivity until just recently!|
There didn't used to be many ways to get on or off the river path in East Reno. So if a cyclist did want to hit the local coffee shop or deli on his/her ride, they had to either exit at one of the parks or hoist a bike onto their shoulder and hike through a private property to get to these locations. Not the end of the world, but inconvenient to be sure.
McCarren now represents a much more modern access point to the River Path! And as a side note...there will be improved bike lanes and separated bike paths around much of this portion of McCarren in the near future!! I'll keep you posted as they appear.
|Looking West from the bike path. (Photo: Bill Hoffman)|
|Looking East from the bike path. (Photo: Bill Hoffman)|
|Looking North (up the new ramp). (Photo: Bill Hoffman)|