One of the key intersections in it was Commercial at Division.
|Fowl Carnage in the Bike Lane: Salem-Style Multi-modalism|
Fortunately, there was no one on the sidewalk or bike lane, though several cars for sale on the car lot sustained damage.
|Commercial at Division, Northbound|
It's also a charlie foxtrot.
The sidewalk, bike lane, and median configuration is all shoe-horned into the design after the high-speed needs of cars have been satisfied.
|Commercial Corridor Crash Counts|
Regional Operational Characteristics Report
Mike Sullivan, facilitator for Lithia Honda of Salem, [said]It may not be one of the most dangerous in the city, but it's certainly one of the most uncomfortable and least attractive, something mainly only the "strong and fearless" will use.
The intersection has seen crashes before...
“It’s pretty common in that corner.”
After the car dealerships move to the Parkway, the City envisions redeveloping it with mixed-uses, including residences. The Sustainable City Initiative projects included three proposals for the car dealerships.
|Crash site @ "m" in Mixed-Use!|
City of Salem: Downtown Focus, Current and Planned Investments
from Urban Development
Earlier this year a survey about possible housing in the area touched on this.
(And just in case pro-Bridge folks happen to be reading: No, this crash, and all the others, are not even close to a good reason to locate a giant bridge and highway outside of the downtown core!)
|Not a chance for someone in the bike lane|