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The greenway and trail are in good shape EXCEPT for two trees down on the trail on the north side of the lake about a mile east of the dam; the trees down block the entire trail. With your bike, you must climb an embankment, climb over two trunks, and then climb back down the embankment.

When traveling counterclockwise, there is a short straightaway leading up to the trees so they can be easily seen. When traveling clockwise, the trees are in a blind curve so you have very little time to react to them.

The wind storm occurred last Friday so the trees probably fell then, which mean they have been there for almost a week. There no warning signs, cones, etc. to give you prior notice of danger. Good to know that the city is concerned about your safety.
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Greenway and trail conditions are great. Still some overflow on the greenway sidewalk and ford and, with more rain coming tomorrow, it will get deeper. The city is grooming the trail. I know you think I must be imagining it—but its true. Sections of the trail, especially the big dirt hill on the Southside, have had dirt added and graded. I hope this will become a common occurrence.
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Greenway and trail are in good condition. 

Sand on greenway has been cleared. There is still some overflow at the sidewalk and ford.

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My first Salem Creek Greenway/Salem Lake Trail loop ride of the new year. My time was a bit slow, partially due to the traffic and the wind, but it will improve as I get in more rides and get the body back into riding condition.

It was a nice day but windy. Lots of foot and bike traffic on the greenway and trail but most people were obeying the rules; there are always the idiots.

The greenway is in good shape but it has loose sand about everywhere. The sand is deep under the Broad Street underpass (be careful it's difficult to see it in the shade) and between the ford and the dam. The sidewalk valley and the ford have some overflow but the area is easily passable. Just past the Reynolds Park Road bridge, one side of the greenway is covered in water for a few feet. The trail is in good shape with no deep ruts. There is a large plywood patch on the deck of the bridge on the north side of the lake,

There is evidence of downed trees everywhere, but the greenway and trail themselves are clear. As usual, sections of the trees blocking the trail were cut out and rolled to side; where they will probably stay forever. It makes the greenway and trail look like a logging operation is taking place. As usual, the city spends a fortune building a showplace marina and then lets the trail deteriorate.



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