Usually I just cross districts like this and move further to my destination. Purvciems is separated from Bikernieki forest by several streets and so it`s not connected with forest directly.
However, many of forests surrounding Riga and in Riga itself, are very nice - pine trees, sand dunes, small lakes. Also garbage in some places. Thankfully, there are some ongoing activities, like project "Pēdas" FOOTPRINTS, to make these places cleaner.
Acctually Purvciems is from the from Ieriķu and Biķernieku street (in the north) to A.Deglava street (in the south) and from the railway (in the west) to Strautu and Lielvārdes street (in the east) and so has a direct contact with the Biķernieku forest.
Yes, but you still have to cross Lielvardes street to get into forest. No footbridge or bike tunnel.
It`s better in Teika - neighbourhood north of Purvciems. I used this comparison, because Riga suffers from this problem in many places. Most notorious example is Daugava riverside - it`s not that easy to get to the river in most cases. Riverside and forests are not well connected with people in the city - legacy of Soviet city planning.
Hybrid, thanks for the new photos. If you are happy where you are, then so am I!
I'm sure Purvciems is just as much a part of Riga as other. Yet, if you don't mind my saying so, your neighborhood could stand some upgrading. I know it'll become prettier all by itself once the trees and shrubs get their leaves ... spring is in the air! kay:
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