It was great to see a story in the Statesman feature a bike project proposed in Silverton, but there were also three projects in Salem about which more could be said!
It's old news, but the list of projects "not invited" to the second round for the Combined Transportation Enhancement - Bicycle and Pedestrian Projects 2012 Solicitation includes Salem's Orchard Heights and Minto Path projects.
On the list of "invited to apply" for round two, the Brown Road project made the cut!
That's the good news. Still, the Brown Road project is legacy remediation for sidewalks and bike lanes - nothing visionary or transformative.
It's frustrating because Salem could be developing stronger, more visionary projects, but the City does not. Interestingly, Corvallis has three projects that made the cut. Even Marion County has one project at Hayesville.
This is another reason for Council to take assertive action on Bike and Walk Salem - we're missing out on funding because our projects aren't the strongest!