|Barriers like Commercial and Kuebler in Brown|
Map Detail from Neighborhood Service Areas
It would have been interesting in Bike and Walk Salem's analysis to see the parkways and major arterials labeled as barriers rather than as connections (since they have bike lanes). And to see the number of neighborhoods that lack a full-service bike boulevard/family-friendly bikeway.
I'm not sure this would have led to a different set of proposed projects, but it might have been useful as a way to communicate to people who don't bike just how difficult it is to get around - how few safe, comfortable, and connected facilities there are. It might underscore the urgency and promote more aggressive implementation.
Once the draft plan is out, there will be more to say!
|Almost every street downtown is a barrier - imagine that!|