|Daniel Firth talk on Thursday morning|
(Look at that protected bike lane!)
Join Daniel Firth and Paul Casey for a presentation and professional exchange with Oregon planners on transportation innovations in Sweden and Oregon.$200 million for bicycling!!!! Stockholm's a good bit larger than Salem, of course, but even proportionately that would be $34 million in Salem, or fully one-third of our $100 million 2008 Keep Salem Moving road bond. Projects like the super-sized urban highway interchange at Wallace and Glen Creek would look very different.
• Congestion pricing
• Parking management
• Stockholm Urban Mobility Plan
• Mileage fees
Daniel Firth is Chief Strategy Officer at the City of Stockholm Department of Transportation. He is responsible for the development and implementation of the Stockholm Sustainable Urban Mobility Plan, including implementation of a new Bus Rapid Transit network, major expansion of the metro and light rail networks, measures for walking, and a USD200 million investment in the cycle network. Daniel is also project manager for the implementation of new congestion pricing and parking measures.
|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)
(Please RSVP by email to Laura Buhl)
Commercial Vista Corridor Study
By comparison here we are still playing catch-up, and the Commercial-Vista Corridor Refinement Plan will have an Open House later in the day.
Problems with the project are systemic and structural, not merely a product of inadequate analysis on this particular set of problems.
It's our inability to think past hydraulic autoism and its requirement that we meet "City mobility standards" for 2035 - for drive-alone car trips only.
As long as our primary unit of analysis is the automobile volume/capacity ratio we will consign all other users of the road to second-class and substandard facilities. More importantly, we won't be able to implement improvements for non-auto travel when they inconvenience drive-alone trips.
Drive-alone trips trump everything.
More than this, there's not a whole lot new to say. (See previous discussion here and here.)
But the project team has published the presentation to the Stakeholder Committee, so here's a few more minor thoughts.
It's good to see more thought given to the distance between the sidewalks and storefronts. But team could be stronger on how detrimental really are the large parking lots fronting storefronts.
|I want to know how they defined "sustainability"|
Substantial efforts and new funding to expand transportation options will be needed to:There's no good reason we shouldn't be planning for this now. And that means supplying mobility for bike/walk/bus trips and not incenting additional drive-alone trips by addressing volume/capacity "problems."
- Expand public transit
- Provide incentives and price signals to promote options
- Make walking and cycling more convenient
- Promote compact, mixed use development
- Better manage parking
It is almost certainly true that we are going to have to start giving drivers of cars less service in roadway design and giving others a whole lot more service.
The school is at 1910 Church Street SE, and the boards and talk will be in the library.
Update: There's a survey too now!
For all notes on the Commercial Vista Corridor Study see here.