Tall bikes of course have been around for a while, but up until now, it hasn't been clear there were any in Salem.
But Salem does have at least one tall bike, it turns out!
|Tall Bike at Wulapalooza 2013|
Anyone know more about it or about a tall bike subculture here?
Elsewhere around town...
At Gilmore Field near South High, someone decided the bike signs needed distances in kilometers.
|Metric system added|
|Pedestrian No-man's Land|
|Progress at OSH on Cremains Memorial|
@raylahood 50 professionals talking bike safety through better facilities in Oregon at #oats13 @nacto4cities twitter.com/pkoonce/status…Several City of Salem staff attended, and Associate Transportation Planner Judith Jonduff said by email:
— Peter Koonce (@pkoonce) April 25, 2013
The NACTO Training was excellent! Other City Staff attending the NACTO Training included Jim Bonnet the City Engineer and Ralph Lambert, Senior Project Manager. Lot's of new and innovative treatments are included in the NACTO Design Guidelines for bicycle facilities. The training also provided some real world examples of where and how (and of course why) these new designs were developed and how they are operating. Good information! The folks at Portland DOT have really taken a leadership role in the development of these new designs to make walking and biking safer. Julie [Warncke, Transportation Planning Manager] and Tony Martin [Assistant City Traffic Engineer] were also present for part of the training.NACTO was formed in part to advance urban transportation planning and innovation beyond the confines of the industry standards (for our purposes read "minimums") articulated by AASHTO. It will be great to see the City include more of these treatments as they design new facilities as well as rebuild or resurface old roads.