Saturday, April 17, 2010

Weekend Bits: City Council and other Rides

Bunch of dribs and drabs for the weekend...mostly it looks nice, so get out and ride!

Battlecreek Park at City Council

At this point there's not much to add to last week's analysis. This Monday the 19th there will be a public hearing at the special City Council meeting. The staff reports on the park and collector street have been updated. Mark Becktel, Parks and Transportation Services Manager, adds that the new
street will be designed with bicycle lanes and bicycle lanes and will provide access to all three activity centers. We will be undertaking a more detailed analysis of the street circulation and classifications of the surrounding neighborhood during the next update to the Salem TSP.
We still have some concern that the traffic analysis will be auto-centric and not explore what it would take to make it easy to choose not to go by car. But it's good that some analysis will done.

Boys and Girls Club Flow Riders

Over at Pacific Pedaling, Paul's starting regular updates on the Flow Riders! Here the kids are learning bike maintenance at the Boys and Girls Club.

Pacific Pedaling is one of the group's sponsors so look for weekly updates over there!

The Flow Riders will also be riding in the Monster Cookie.

Final Days for Monster Cookie Advance Registration

Reminder that registration for the Monster Cookie will close soon!

The cookie takes place on Sunday, April 25th. Online registration is open until the 18th. Day-of-ride registration is also an option.

Cherriots Rideshare Fast Lane Campaign

On May 3rd, Cherriots Rideshare will launch the Fast Lane project, pledge-based campaign and trip-logging exercize aimed at reducing drive-alone trips. We'll have more as launch approaches!

Santiam Beginning Mountain Bike Rides

Though it came in too late for a meaningful notice, this morning is - was! - a beginning mountain bike ride with Santiam Bicycle. Check out their message board for the next ride! They're free, but bring lunch and a little gas money for car-pooling.

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