Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Cherriots Proposes A Third Bus Mall Location - Back to Square One!

Cherriots is floating a new proposal for the bus mall. Apparently the Church street location will be too expensive, and Cherriots is interested in placing buses on the periphery of Courthouse Square, the Statesman reports today.

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The return to Courthouse Square area would return bus patrons to the immediate core downtown, which would benefit those businesses near High Street at the intersections of Court and Chemeketa.

The impact to bicycling (comments in red on map), especially on Chemeketa seems minor, and provided they don't decide to propose to close Chemeketa to bicycle travel, the proposal seems like a good one.

Cherriots is taking public comment:
Salem-Keizer Transit’s Board of Directors will be taking public comment regarding the proposed site at the next board meeting on Thursday, December 9. The board meets at 6:30 p.m. in the City Council Chambers at 555 Liberty St. SE, Room 240.

Comments can also be provided by email to, or by mail to:
Attention: Michelle Ambrosek
Salem-Keizer Transit
925 Commercial St. SE, Ste. 100
Salem OR 97302-4173

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