Friday, October 7, 2011

Light the Union St. Railroad Bridge for Bike and Walk Salem


Yesterday it came out that the Union St. Railroad Bridge will be lit in purple to mark Domestic Violence Awareness Month.

Turns out there's a fancy new LED light system and that the City is making the lights available to community groups.

I don't know what the right color is for Bike and Walk Salem, but I sure can't think of a better city sign for the whole TSP update process. I mean, what could "illuminate" the benefits of facilities for people who walk and bike better?

Why don't we light it during the week run up to the final adoption at City Council?

What do you think?

(Bottom: View of the Eugene Delta Ponds bridge, which recently won
a Federal Highway Administration Environmental Excellence award
.)

3 comments:

Celebrate Salem said...

Love the idea!

Doug's Transportation Ramblings said...

Provided that the new plan is fixed so that it isn't just another laundry list of projects to fill in missing bike lanes (the next time a particular road is widened) and, instead, represents a commitment by the city to fostering bicycle transportation.

Salem Breakfast on Bikes said...

Doug - If you think the current draft of the plan has fatal flaws that make it such that you cannot support it and might even oppose adoption, I hope you'll make that case! I - and I'm sure others - would like to read that critique. And if there's a chance to modify the plan accordingly, that critique needs to be debated earlier rather than later!

(I'm not certain this is the drift of your comment, but that's where I see it going.)