Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Surfers Point - New Bike Path

Work continues at Surfers' Point, with the new bike path beginning to take shape.

This is the view from the west end:

The concrete bike path is designed with a textured pattern, and will eventually connect with the promenade at Surfers' Point.

Below is the view from the east end, looking back toward the river. The gravel area is a permeable 'bioswale' that will be planted once the construction is complete.

The bioswale is designed to capture runoff from the bike path and half of the new parking lot as shown in the drainage plan below. For more info see this description of how a bioswale works.