New bike path around campus


Pullman resident Sharhonda Brown rides along the new Cougar Climb bicycle path at the corner of Lentil Lane and E Spring Street. 

JACOB MOORE, Former Evergreen sports editor

The Cougar Climb bike path has officially opened, connecting downtown Pullman to the WSU campus.

According to a WSU News release, the pathway begins at the intersection of Spring Street and Lentil Lane near Reaney Park downtown. It runs through campus and ends at the corner of College Avenue and Spokane Street.

Bicyclists may start at either end of the path, as it allows for two-way traffic. Signs and lane markers have been posted and painted to help cyclists stay on the trail.

The release stated that the bike path was proposed a few years ago by Alta Planning, to enhance the bicycle atmosphere at WSU and in the city of Pullman. It is supposed to provide a more gradual slope compared to the steep College Avenue hill.