On Wednesday morning, the West Salem Redevelopment Advisory Board meets to discuss plans for Second Street NW. While several planning goals call for improved bicycle connectivity, the street plans themselves focus mainly on accommodating cars and car parking. Real mobility choice is not envisioned.
Here are three design alternatives. The central railroad median is removed and the broad avenue permits various configurations of car parking.
While traffic speeds would not be high in any of these alternatives, as Second would remain a local street, even with sharrows Second Street would be focused on higher turn-over parking for retail and commercial business.
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