If the autoist drop-off and pick-up creates extra demands on school parking lot facilities, demands for staffing extra "traffic cop" positions, and devolves extra and unwanted "baby-sitting" or "daycare" tasks on staff, maybe there a system problem, and the system needs to be changed!
It seems like the current auto-centric approach is just adding epicycles to an increasingly clunky set of arrangements that are in a feedback loop going in the wrong direction.
Though the story today is primarily about a lack of prior planning and seeming non-responsiveness by a Federal agency, you also have ask: Why the heck is any senior and disabled housing on a steep hill in a neighborhood without sidewalks, distant from any commercial hubs aside from two convenience stores?
siting the VA and SSS offices in the industrial wasteland on McGilchrist!
Maybe this isn't a good place at all for this kind of housing.
(Also interesting to note: The way the public right-of-way has been assimilated into quasi private parking stalls on which strong personal claims are made.)
Salem Weekly was on the story a couple of weeks ago, but it's nice to see the daily pick it up also.
Update, August 5th
Here's more on the painted bus shelters.
Check out photos of the "Bus Paint In" on our Facebook page! http://t.co/QRisIrDg0O @Salem_Statesman pic.twitter.com/m4KNlJq0OL— Salem-Keizer Transit (@Cherriots) August 5, 2015