Monday, August 20, 2012

Wallace Marine Park River Access Trail Opens; Other Weekend Bits

Though the landscaping is not yet finished and the lighting not yet installed, the path from the parking lot to the river at Wallace Marine Park is open and nearly finished!

Just north of the viewing site you can see the stub end. The vision is to continue the path north - and this connection could be part of the Salem Greenway Trail!

That trail would connect with many of the wineries in the Eola Hills, and this weekend it looked like veraison had started on this grape arbor.

The weather's been lovely, and if you haven't biked out in wine country this summer, maybe now's the time to do it!

(There are also urban breweries and a cider house open in Salem now, if that's how you roll!)

And crossing State Street by the Capitol, you could see the curb and crosswalk work at Winter Street - but also the traffic volumes: absolutely desolate.

Even if the City didn't want to totally shut down State Street, they could easily keep just one lane of it open during a Sunday Parkways event.

Just sayin'...


Anonymous said...

Here's a non-paywalled SJ blog post from the 14th about it.

Stephanie Matlock Allen said...

Have you seen the new crosswalk lights in front of the Capitol on Court? Interesting, but it makes me wonder if it will actually make drivers more careless - only paying attention to pedestrians if the lights are flashing.

Salem Breakfast on Bikes said...

Huh! I didn't notice the lights. Will check them out!

Thanks for the SJ blog post, anon!

Curt said...

I made a video on State St.: