"Lents MAX station and Bridge" Lents Transportation Tip by glabah
Lents Transportation: 1 reviews and 1 photos
Transit trains serve Lents by way of a station on the Green Line to Clakamas Town Center.
The station is fairly isolated from the surrounding community by Interstate 205 on one side, plus the surrounding high traffic streets and highway interchanges. The traffic at these intersections make the station only safe to approach from the north and west. There are crosswalks at the freeway interchange, but for the most part traffic ignores pedestrians in the cross walks, so that it can take several light changes before being allowed to cross by the traffic on the interchange.
Construction of the station has resulted in the addition of a pedestrian and bike bridge over the horrifically busy Foster Road and Woodstock Blvd., so the station isn't quite as completely cut off from the south side of the busy mess as it might have been. However, it is still fairly isolated.
There have been several sculptures that were put around the station, and these had a unique kinematic spinner on top (see my Lents Video), but the spinner was taken away several months ago - less than a year after the line was opened to the public.
Foster and Woodstock under the station have bus stops for routes 14, 10 and 71. You can get to bus route 10 going east on Harold faster by walking north several blocks to Harold, and this is also a much more pleasant place to wait as there is quite a bit less traffic noise there.
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