|Howard Hall should matter more|
Like Howard Hall, for example!
the Fall HLC newsletter:
|Howard Hall should matter more|
|Two images from the design competition |
(75th anniversary site)
|High Street Bypass says it's for "local traffic only"|
|Sidewalks closed on High and Oak by Library|
|Bark landscaping and doorless faces make this a Potemkin Village!|
I think this is in the County, not City, Off Munkers
|Built at the end of the Streetcar Era:|
Home of Northwest Hub and Evergreen Presbyterian
|A restorative draught after|
the 2010 Cranksgiving
[P]articipants are given a shopping list of 10 food and household items to be purchased from 10 different locations. The locations aren't predetermined, buy them where you can find them and then return to the start once you've completed your shopping. Keep all receipts, they will be required to prove you followed the rules. The first to return "wins". It's an urban scramble meant to be fun and noncompetitive. All participants will participate solo, unless paired on a tandem bicycle, which of course we'll allow. Bring your bike, a bag, helmet, lock and cash/card. The shopping should cost no more than $20 if you're thrifty. If you're in a hurry it could cost you more. All items will go to the Marion-Polk Food Share.The event commences at 10am on Saturday, November 22nd, at the Broadway Coffeehouse.
|Broadway Commons: Also Streetcar Scaled|
|We need to talk more about the ways|
transit and the bridge are related
in the total mobility equation
The City applied for funds through the Transportation and Growth Management Program to undertake refinement planning in the vicinity of the bridgeheads. While this request did not receive funding in the 2014 round, a future request should be more competitive as the region moves forward with the required land use approvals for the preferred alternative. Furthermore, the need for this refinement planning will likelv be included as a mitigation action in the Final EIS.Is this just completely delusional, or does the City know something about the land use approvals that we do not?
|Seriously, can new construction be any more adorable?|
Edwards Addition, Monmouth
Eric Olsen Development
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|Alternative 2A, widening the existing bridges, from the air|
from Task Force presentation, April 2012
|from Chapter 2 of Draft Environmental Impact Statement|
(comments in black added)
|Supreme Court Building today|
Its designer, William C. Knighton, is responsible for
several of Salem's loveliest buildings
|Page three on survivors|
|Front page on one who perished|
More than 2.5 million people went to the emergency department (ED) – and nearly 200,000 of them were hospitalized – because of motor vehicle crash injuries in 2012, according to the latest Vital Signs report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Lifetime medical costs for these crash injuries totaled $18 billion. This includes approximately $8 billion for those who were treated in the ED and released and $10 billion for those who were hospitalized. Lifetime work lost because of 2012 crash injuries cost an estimated $33 billion.
“In 2012, nearly 7,000 people went to the emergency department every day due to car crash injuries,” said CDC Principal Deputy Director Ileana Arias, Ph.D. “Motor vehicle crash injuries occur all too frequently and have health and economic costs for individuals, the health care system, and society. We need to do more to keep people safe and reduce crash injuries and medical costs.”
|For each person who dies, eight are hospitalized|
and 100 go to the ER
|Eric Olsen development on Rural Street South|
|Concept Plan for the development|
Once the lights are turned on the traffic lanes are opened, drivers will have some major changes to contend with. The new configuration will provide dual left-turn lanes from northbound Wallace to westbound Glen Creek, in addition to dual right-turn lanes from eastbound Glen Creek to southbound Wallace. There also will be two dedicated left turn lanes, rather than one, from westbound Glen Creek onto southbound Wallace Road.The crosswalks and necessary traffic light timing for them all constitute "pedestrian impedance," delays and clogs in the ideal world of free-flow and autoist trafficky goodness.
“What we hope to accomplish is getting more of those cars off of Wallace during the evening peak hours, and in the morning peak hours getting more cars off of Glen Creek onto Wallace,” [Project Manager] Kimsey said.
|On Glen Creek looking west, up the hill|
|It is convenient, but not very truthful, to treat the system reboot|
and the Third Bridge as wholly separate matters
|No people, no cars, no life |
via Moving Salem Forward
|Would you send your child to the park on this by bike?|
Note two people on bike in the crosswalk!
(Looking down Glen Creek towards Wallace Park)
|The Statesman picked up the story off the wire|
Newly disclosed state records show state Rep. Kim Thatcher's closely held construction company destroyed evidence and engaged in a cover-up to fend off efforts four years ago to investigate allegations of state contracting fraud.The Statesman then picked up the news story off the wire (clip at top).
A state judge hit KT Contracting Company Inc. with a $60,000 sanction in 2010 for its deceit. Two company officials -- Thatcher's husband, Karl, and their nephew -- repeatedly asserted Fifth Amendment rights against self-incrimination when questioned under oath about the evidence destruction....
Great to see @RyanHowardOR get positive attn from @Oregonian. http://t.co/WhRFEp8wAc <— Ryan loves bikes and has shown up to our events!(Since there's no substantive transportation policy matter here and this blog is not meant as a place to talk about why one person is a better candidate than the other, comments are turned off.)
— Jonathan Maus (@BikePortland) October 13, 2014
|Salvation Army, circa 1930 (or 1938?)|
via City of Salem Walking Tour
|Old West Salem City Hall, 1936|
|Leslie Junior High School, 1937|
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|A huge proportion of the hospital campus is devoted to parking|
|Getting ready to pump up a tire|
|Earlier in the summer:|
Fresh concrete for bike repair station at Riverfront Park
|(This has nothing to do with bikes!)|
We are committed to doing everything it takes to restore it to its historic standards, and make it as good, if not better, than it was beforeI mean, they're embracing the preservation role with relish!
|Revived concept for Old City Hall site: High & Chemeketa,|
which would have included the Belluschi Bank lot (far right)
|Now Demolished Dealership at 4403 Commercial Street SE|
(look at all the blacktop and parking!)
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Sallis' presentation will be followed by an interactive exchange with local officials on specific steps that local governments and citizens can take to improve conditions for pedestrians, bicyclists, and other “active travelers.” The local panel: Linda Norris, Salem City Manager; David Fox, Salem Planning Commissioner; Janice Naimy, Senior Director of Health Innovation, Family YMCA of Marion & Polk Counties; and Garth Brandaw, AIA, Senior Principal, CB Two Architects.Previous talks along the same lines from Gil Penalosa and Jeffrey Tumlin have not had any formal public engagement with City Staff, and this looks like a solid move in the right direction. Hopefully discussion will be substantive rather than the same old bromides.
|Sagging barn on Zena Road, early 1900s - it will be gone soon|
The collection of handmade structures built in the Willamette Valley between 1841 and 1865 embody the culmination the Oregon Trail experience. While their significance to our state’s history is paramount, these buildings are being lost at an alarming rate.1853 Phillips House Shows Neglect
|Phillips House of 1853 - Vacant since 2002 and in danger|
In 2011, a small pot of money became available [for the cable barriers on I-5] when a Corvallis safety project was canceled. [Tim] Potter, the ODOT manager wrote on Jan. 12, 2012, that construction on the I-5 cable barrier project should begin in the summer, bringing the section into "compliance with current ODOT standards."When we consider projects like the Third Bridge/Salem Alternative, we should consider the opportunity costs: Money and time we spend on capacity increases are money and time not available for safety improvements.
But in June 2012, ODOT officials postponed the project because there were not enough resources, Potter said. The reason: The Jobs and Transportation Act of 2009, a massive $800-million spending bill adopted by the Legislature to raise the state gas tax and DMV fees in the name of creating 40,000 jobs.
The headline-making law promised that specific projects coveted by lawmakers would be completed on tight timelines. Specifically, the Newberg-Dundee bypass and Woodburn's I-5 interchange took up money and staff that otherwise would have gone to the I-5 safety project, Potter said.
"The Legislature provided the money for those but there was also a time commitment," he said. "Those two big projects just dominated the resources. In fact, on Newberg I still have resources tied up."
|R.C. Geer homestead from 1878 Marion County Atlas|
|Historic Preservation League: Most Endangered Places|
Phillips House in middle photo
|Smith-Fry House of 1859|
We spend a fair amount of time here lamenting and lambasting the empty lots and surface parking lots downtown. Most of the voids had buildin...