Yesterday the Boys and Girls Club Cycle Challenge enjoyed a terrific day. Their course took them by the old Waconda station on the Oregon Electric.
The station is empty, ruins now, and sometimes vandalized. But it's a reminder of the robust interurban rail we used to enjoy, and to which we need soon to return.
Meanwhile, on Commercial Street in downtown, the pedestrian bulb-outs are well on their way to completion. Soon the road will be repaved, restriped to three lanes, and filled with sharrows! This photo is from May.
And here's one from earlier this week. Almost done! Hopefully they'll be reinstalling the bike racks soon.
Elsewhere, there's a couple of new parking installations to note.
Email and blogs were full of notes about the new bike parking at Word of Mouth. Santiam Bicycle donated a rack and it was just installed.
The rack is on the south side of the building in the grass, just below the bay window in the bar area.
Out at Pringle Creek Community they just installed three racks made out of old steam pipe. What a great example of creative reuse!
These are located in the lot at Painter's Hall. The Hall has a new cafe open until 2pm on weekdays. It's a gloriously pleasant space!