|GHG reduction more popular than SRC|
That's a strong convergence.
|GHG reduction more popular than SRC|
|Draft letter on Greenhouse Gases|
|GHG reduction more popular than SRC|
|New York City in 1911 - via youtube|
Old film of New York City in the year 1911. Print has survived in mint condition. Slowed down footage to a natural rate and added in sound for ambiance. This film was taken by the Swedish company Svenska Biografteatern on a trip to America.It shows the mixed street ecosystem before cars took over. Lots of horses, carts, and carriages still in 1911. It is a wondrous thing, really. Check it out.
|The old EWEB site on the Willamette to be redeveloped in Eugene|
|A current storage lot on Hawthorne NE - via Streetview|
|31 new bus stalls + 34 new car stalls|
|Existing conditions - Pringle Creek Community, lower left|
(this does not appear to show lot expansion from 2014)
|Waldo Park, 1958|
(Salem Library Historic Photos)
|Threats to trees in 1922! (August 12, 1922)|
|I don't think that's an Oak, but it's a presence on the top of the hill;|
pasture at bottom by utility poles would be park
|Just south of Hillcrest, park area in light blue|
(I think the relative scale on the inset is still a little big!)
|12th Street at the Clark Creek Bridge and Culvert|
Between Hoyt and McGilchrist the sidewalk disappears
On Wednesday, April 11, 2018, utility relocation work began on southbound 12th Street SE from Hoyt Street SE to Fairview Avenue SE as part of the 12th Street SE Southbound Widening Project. This is the first phase of a project that will widen the current roadway to accommodate a southbound right turn lane to Fairview Drive SE. Franchise utility relocation work will continue through May 2018, and will require traffic shifting and lane closures on 12th Street SE. Pedestrians and motorists are asked to use caution and plan for some delays.
Additional improvements include replacing an existing culvert under 12th Street SE at Clark Creek, storm drain modifications, sidewalk improvements, and traffic signal modifications on the northwest corner of the intersection of Fairview Avenue and 12th Street. The additional improvements are anticipated to be completed by December, 2018.
This project was identified in the City Capital Improvement Plan, and is designed to help relieve southbound traffic congestion, provide sidewalk and bike lane improvements, increase street illumination, and enhance fish passage on Clark Creek. The project is funded through a combination of Federal Surface Transportation Program funds, City of Salem Transportation and Stormwater System Development Charges, and Stormwater Utility Charges.
|Project map (2016)|
|(update - April 11th)|
The Salem City Council on Monday approved a plan to construct a bike and pedestrian path connecting the Capitol Mall and Salem Parkway areas.The route certainly is a "path" in the sense of a "way" or "route." But it is not primarily a path in the sense of a paved path off or out of the street right-of-way, which has seemed like it was the ordinary sense of "bike path." We have bike paths in parks, but not on our street network.
The decision followed a debate over whether to include last-minute additions proponents expect will slow traffic near the Oregon School for the Deaf.
The bike and pedestrian path, called Winter-Maple Neighborhood Greenway, doesn't appear to have a confirmed completion date, but Monday's decision paves the way for city officials to start early work on the project.
|About $3/4 million in additional Federal funding|
|A simple, proposed addition to goal 7 in the RTSP|
|Look for the historic sign|
next to the entry
|In the national news section|
|Zoning proposal for close-in West Salem|
DKS Consultants prepared a memorandum for the City of Salem, dated February 14, 2018, analyzing the traffic impacts of the proposed zone changes....The results for trip generation analysis indicate a decrease of approximately 4,155 daily trips for all three areas under the reasonable worst-case development under the proposed zoning compared to existing zoning. Furthermore, each area has a decrease of daily trips individually: 154 daily trips for the West Salem Central Business District, 3,017 daily trips for the Edgewater/Second Street Mixed-Use Corridor and 984 daily trips for the Second Street Craft Industrial Corridor under the proposed zoning compared to existing zoning.The memo's not included in the full packet, so maybe this is a little obscure. But, hey, if the traffic modeling projects a decrease, that's good news.
|Do we really have zoning that will fill in these gaps?|
So much car storage and empty space!
|Coffee Shack, Drive-thru, 10 foot path|
Intersection of Cherry and Auto Group Avenues
|A new paint scheme for the Dome Building?|
Would match the Kirkbride!
|Dome Building in winter 2013, South facade|
|The main Kirkbride Building in 2012|
|If State Street were fully built up, some winter shadows|
might fall on the south side of Court Street
Shadows on properties where the owner wishes to harness solar power to save monies on utilities could have a significant financial impact on the ability to save monies and/or make the decision to make a capital investment for solar equipment. Although there is no right to light statutory framework within Oregon, it seems that before something is going to reduce a property owner's ability to conserve electricity, an analysis should be made. Under the current zoning, such information could be weighed in by the Planning Commission in deciding whether or not to approve a proposed project and/or propose mitigation measure, but under the proposed zoning, an administrative approval could be issued and then the property owner would have secured rights to eclipse a neighbor's property risking disputes and potential claims and litigation....This is interesting because an important element in opposition to the Salem River Crossing has been stalling afforded by the requirements of process. So you might say "what is sauce for the goose is sauce for the gander." But here the process is still unfolding, and the stalling on the SRC was necessary only because the process was so profoundly flawed. It was a tactic of last resort. Since the process is still unfolding here, and since the proposed changes are nowhere near as monumental as the SRC, this seems like a disproportionate response.
Since the proposed zoning changes will permit, by right, 55 foot tall buildings and potentially cast significant shadows into the National Register District located north of the State Street Corridor, causing a change in the character of the District's use or setting and introducing incompatible visual, atmospheric, or audible elements; we request that a Section 106 review be conducted. We further request that the City of Salem Historic Landmarks Commission be designated as the consulting party for the City of Salem and that neighbors directly affected or the North East Neighborhood Association (NEN) also be designated a consulting party.
|Errantly identified with the Greenbaum building|
(248 is a red herring!),
this is in fact 120 Commercial St NE,
not 248 or 298 Commercial St NE.
(Salem Library Historic Photos)
|Same view today - via Streetview|
Buren & Hamilton furniture store was located at 298 Commercial Street NE in the building now occupied by Greenbaum's Quilted Forest.
|Awning with "24" and part of "8"|
(From a different image at the
Oregon State Library)
|USGS quads, 1975 and 1986|
Salem’s street system was designed for between 60,000 to 80,000 people, whereas the city’s population is now closer to 170,000.That's basically two generations ago; the 1970 census says the city's population was 68,000 and the 1980 census, 89,000.
A Nevada man has been identified as the pedestrian who died after getting hit by a vehicle south of the Kuebler Boulevard overpass on Interstate 5 Saturday night.
Kirk Daniel Wilcox, of Sparks, Nevada, was dressed in dark clothing when he was hit by a pickup when he tried crossing I-5 from the center median across three southbound lanes around 8:55 p.m., according to Oregon State Police.
The 2015 GMC pickup towing an enclosed cargo trailer tried to avoid hitting Wilcox, but struck him with the right nose of the pickup.
|the first article|
|Columbia Journalism Review - via twitter|
She ran into traffic. He was wearing dark clothing. They didn’t use the crosswalk. In the aftermath of crashes between drivers and vulnerable road users, such as pedestrians and cyclists, there’s a tendency to blame the victim. It’s just one way the media fails to properly cover traffic collisions, according to a new report from MacEwan University.
|MPO Policy Committee Chair Clark - via SCV|
|The north-south axis is longer than 600 feet|
and the project needs more east-west connectivity
(comments in red added)
|Enclosed by a fence|
702.025(a)(2) – Safety Features for Residents.But it's not just visibility that's an issue. The fence and its relation to streets leads to a question about superblocks and connectivity.
(A) Fences, walls, and plant materials shall not be installed between street-facing dwelling units and public or private streets in locations that obstruct the visibility of dwelling unit entrances from the street. For purposes of this standard, “obstructed visibility” means the entry is not in view from the street along one-half or more of the dwelling unit's frontage.
Dwelling unit entryways face interior to the development site, not towards the abutting streets, therefore, this standard is not applicable.
|The current concept, via Twitter|
|Survey rankings, comments in red added|
|An earlier round of work at 440 State Street|
(via On the Way, 2012)
On Wednesday, March 21, from 2–4 p.m. at Center 50+, the City will host a panel discussion on Housing issues for Salem's older adults. This will be the fourth in a series of meetings discussing livability in Salem as part of Salem's Age-Friendly Initiative. Community members are encouraged to attend and participate.More specifically, the meeting announcement calls out the following topics:
The event will kick off with an overview of Housing in Age-Friendly Communities from Bandana Shrestha, Community Engagement Director for AARP Oregon. Panel presenters will include Breezy Aguirre, Community Resource Program Coordinator for ARCHES, Cassandra Hutchinson, Lead ADRC Specialist at Northwest Senior and Disability Services, and Bryan Colbourne, Planner in the City of Salem Community Development Department. A community conversation to share experiences and ideas will follow the panel discussion.
How do we meet housing needs as Salem's population ages? Join the conversation as we discuss the many ways accessible and affordable housing can contribute to making Salem a livable community for all ages.
|via the ABC affiliate|
a 49-year-old woman was hit and killed by a self-driving Volvo operated by Uber while crossing a street in Tempe on Sunday night.Note the story's underlining that the person was walking a bike outside the crosswalk. Some accounts suggest that this is a wide stroad with many lanes and infrequent crosswalks. The speed of 40mph is consistent with that.
The woman was walking a bike across Mill Avenue outside the crosswalk near the Marquee Theatre at about 10 p.m. when she was hit, police said.
Sgt. Ronald Elcock, a Tempe police spokesman, said the car was on autonomous mode with a driver behind the wheel when it hit the pedestrian. [and driving 40mph]
The woman, identified as Elaine Herzberg, of Mesa, died at a hospital.
One of the helpful things to come out of the survey for the Congestion Relief Task Force is the way it has spurred conversation and even inv...