SESNA meets, and on the agenda is a talk by the developer's representative.
If you live near, it will be interesting to learn more about the proposal. Mission is lousy for people who walk and bike - lousy even for cars as this week's crashes show - and creating a development that makes sense could turn that "stroad" in the right direction. Our arterials and urban highways are terrible, and better land use along them is a key to making them livable.
Police investigate accident on Mission Street between Interstate 5 and Hawthorne in #SalemOr #SJnow twitter.com/DPetersonSJ/st…
— Danielle Peterson (@DPetersonSJ) November 7, 2012
Cop car involved in second accident on Mission St. SE. Occurred blocks away from earlier crash. RT @dpetersonsj: twitter.com/DPetersonSJ/st…
— Statesman Journal (@Salem_Statesman) November 7, 2012
Also, last month OBRA Director and BTA Board Member Kenji Sugahara was elected Chair of the West Salem Neighborhood Association!
Third Bridge conversation, the redevelopment of the Edgewater/2nd Street district, and the ginormous enlargement of Wallace @ Glen Creek, it's a decisive moment for people who bike to talk about mobility and livability. The more people who talk it up, the more political space the electeds and staff will have to maneuver and make good decisions.
(Unfortunately this month's meeting was on Monday - at the same time City Council was holding the hearing on the bridge! That's a head-scratcher for sure.)