It has been argued several times here that Peace Plaza is a failed public space.
The dueling parties give you a direct opportunity to compare yourself how the two spaces function as public space.
|Broadway Commons and Coffeehouse - via CB|Two|
Salem Bike Boulevard Advocates Meet & GreetEven if the proposed Winter/Maple Bike Boulevard doesn't serve your own transportation needs, it's also useful as a single point of focus for advocacy. As support there builds, it should have a spill-over effect showing that there is demand for facilities upgrades elsewhere. One limit, for example, of bike boulevards is that they are not along commercial corridors usually. So if you want to visit a business or get to a job site, you'll still need to traverse a busy road - and that's where we still need enhanced or protected bike lanes and sometimes also slower car speeds. (Recall that on one segment of Commercial Street by major grocery stores, well over 4000 people a day speed 10mph or more over the posted speed limit.) As the City sees demand for Bike Boulevards, they should understand that the boulevards need to be part of a full network, and that other projects will need to be completed. Vocal support now will help encourage the City to submit strong applications in November for ConnectOregon VI and 2018-2021 STIP funding.
Sunday, August 2; 3:30pm
(1300 Broadway Street NE #100 – Keizer Room)
Haven’t attended one of our information presentations? Have questions about Bicycle Boulevards and their benefits to local neighborhoods? Want to meet the citizens actively working to bring improved bicycle infrastructure to “interested, but concerned” cyclists of Salem? Stop by; say “Hello!”; have all your questions answered. We look forward to meeting you!
Look at this protected bike lane in Salt Lake!
And this fabulous animation!. @GreenLaneProj Got to ride in Salt Lake City's protected bike lanes earlier this month. It was great! pic.twitter.com/iaFqoLyLC6— Jason Aufdenberg (@bicycledaytona) July 30, 2015
Jeff Speck #1: 3 lanes to 2 w/ cycle track https://t.co/wIhXjVkB5G— Spencer Boomhower (@SBoomhower) July 29, 2015