Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Bike and Walk Salem - Paper Please Edition

Don't miss the Open Houses next week on the 26th and 27th!

Last night Rodger Gutierrez brought paper copies of the new Oregon Bicyclist Manual to the Bike + Walk Salem advisory committee meeting, and it was great to pick one up.

You can download the pdf, of course, but the dead tree edition makes it easier to see things like Salem-Keizer's own John Sangster on the cover!

Seeing the large poster-sized maps of the draft plan was also helpful, and they made clear many details the small maps perhaps obscured or made more difficult to see.

Here's an example of a proposed change to the Winter Street Bike Boulevard concept (you can see an earlier alignment on this map). It didn't leap out on the small map; graphically the crossing at Fairgrounds is really busy, so it's not easy to see on what streets they recommend a crossing.

It was much clearer on the large poster map.

So make sure you attend one of the Open Houses. You'll catch details you wouldn't otherwise!

1 comment:

Salem Breakfast on Bikes said...

The City's site is updated with a page that has links to each detail map.

That way you can go direct to the maps and skip the memo discusssion if you like!