Our priority for cars is clear.
Mostly it's framed up as "Where do we need new crosswalks?"
|Only the buildings are marked (red comments added)|
via NY Times
|Ad and editorial in yesterday's paper|
|A very early ad about it, October 12th, 1918|
|Northern California, October 7, 1918|
|In Seattle, October 7th, 1918|
|In Tacoma, October 8th, 1918|
|This is a real agenda!|
(in contrast to the Public Transit Task Force's, for example)
|An initial poll to rank prospective sources|
|Salem fell off the list - via Twitter|
In fact, since we last put out this guide two years ago, Portland has only built 5.2 miles of protected lanes. Seattle and San Francisco built 15 and 18 miles respectively in in that same period.For Eugene they focused on younger students:
While most cities have some sort of safe routes to school program, Eugene is taking the recruitment of kid cyclists very seriously. “We have three full-time safe routes school coordinators,” he says, adding that there are five roving fleets of bikes that are passed from school to school so every fifth- and sixth-grade student in the area learns how to ride.If Eugene is #7, that's also a comment on how bad things are. Ridership there has eroded a great deal in the last decade, and you'd think a top 10 city would show ridership increases. Overall the infrastructure still coasts on projects from the 1970s and 80s, and is still catching up to 21st century best practices.
I searched the report for every mention of "bicycle." There was exactly one. Here it is. LED lamps provide good lighting for bicycles, along with cars and pedestrians. Whoopee.There's a disconnect here between image and reality.
|This year's schedule|
|Eugene's Fairmount Streetcar line 1907|
|October 9th agenda|
|Crossing projects to offset 45mph posted speeds?|
Based on grant award criteria provided by Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT), City staff have identified three projects that should be competitive in the next round of screening by ODOT.On the location map, shown above, the City helpfully shows the posted speeds.
- Liberty Road S: Install a pedestrian median island on Liberty Road S at Liberty Elementary School. Estimated project cost is $175,000.
- Macleay Road SE: Install missing sidewalk on the west side of Macleay Road SE, serving Miller Elementary School and Houck Middle School. Estimated project cost is $430,000.
- Kuebler Boulevard S and Skyline Road S: Install pedestrian median islands on Kuebler Boulevard S at Croisan Scenic Way S, and Skyline Road S at Croisan Scenic Way S, serving Schirle Elementary School, Sprague High School, and Crossler Middle School. Estimated project cost is $445,000.
|The latest criteria: Avoiding Goal 7 here|
A mini-van crashed into a Salem donut shop Wednesday, injuring a customer standing at the counter.Where's the driver in all this, the driver who is supposed to maintain control of a motor vehicle???
At around 12:40 p.m., a red Honda Odyssey was heading northbound on Fairgrounds Road NE, when it rammed into the Daynight Donuts shop at 2234 Fairgrounds Road NE.
|Columbia Journalism Review|
Detail of "Portals Through Time" - Hallie Ford Museum of Art
|Large 3-page feature|
|The first building at Hillcrest was a Knighton|
It looks like it could be cleaned-up and restored!
|April 13th, 1914|
The Congestion Relief Task Force meets on Friday, and they've helpfully posted drafts of the meeting materials. So that's a nice th...