Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Want to Talk about Walking and Biking? RSVP if You're Interested!

Since the initial Stakeholder Advisory Committee meeting in August, there hasn't been much in the way of announcements on the Transportation System Plan update for walking and biking. The crowdsourced mapping project and survey have been released, and just last week a Spanish language survey went out, but otherwise things have been quiet.

So I asked Julie Warncke, Transportation Planning Manager, "what's up?" and she sends this news brief and an announcement about small groups for the Bike and Walk Plan Update:
The Spanish survey is the reason that we extended the overall survey through the end of the year. Our schedule has slipped some - the consultants are wrapping up needs assessment and we plan to have a meeting of the advisory committee in January and hold public workshops in late January.

In addition to working with the data, we did school walking audits for 5 schools (4 elementary and 1 middle).

Our consultants also conducted 4 listening stations on a Saturday before Thanksgiving (Kroc Center, M&S Sales, Lancaster Mall, Salem Center).

We have also scheduled some small group meetings for this Wednesday, 12/15.
  • Downtown Interests (including Willamette U. and Capitol Mall area); 8-9 AM OR Noon to 1PM (both will be held - so people only need to go to one or the other, not both); Location: Broadway Commons, Room 303 (Africa Room)

  • Public Transportation Dependent [for folks who only use transit]; 10 to 11AM; Location: Broadway Commons, Room 303 (Africa Room)

  • Youth Voices; 3:30 to 4:30 PM, Broadway Commons, Room 303 (Africa Room).
If you fall into one of these interest/user groups and would like to attend, please RSVP to the Transportation Planning Manager.

Thanks, Julie!

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