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 email@example.com, or by mail to:
Attention: Michelle Ambrosek
925 Commercial St. SE, Ste. 100
Salem OR 97302-4173