|Commercial Street looking north from about Bellevue, March 1941|
(Salem Library Historic Photos - you can enlarge it over there!)
|Yup, the big sort|
This stretch of Commercial street could definitely do with more business and activity near the sidewalk!
And did you see the maps of high-, medium-, and low-income neighborhoods in Salem over the weekend? Nothing probably very shocking, but they were still interesting. (Maybe the paper will overlay each of them with a "third bridge Salem Alternative" alignment?)
Last week was quiet, but this week brings several meetings of neighborhood associations.
Monday, West Salem
December 2, 2013
Roth’s West, Mezzanine
1130 Wallace Rd NW
Tonight the West Salem Neighborhood Association will discuss the bike park concept for Wallace Park!
|Salem Area Trail Alliance Draft Map and Plan for Wallace Park|
National Parks Rivers, Trails, and Conservation Assistance program
and Sector Environmental Design
|Marine Drive high-speed expressway skirts Wallace Park|
Kids will want to cross it to play in the park
Todd Klocke presented the removal of parking on Eola between Cascade Dr. and Kingwood to make room for a bike lane. Much discussion about two homes that use Eola for parking. They will be informed of the plans and given an opportunity to talk about it with either city staff or at WSNA meeting. Kenji mentioned there may also be some new sidewalks in that area.If you live in West Salem, remember the "missing" bike lane on Burley Hill and be watchful!
Here's a note on a different connection. It's interesting how much real estate the paper gave to the story - maybe a slow news day, but it's also a comment on the fact that these connections aren't yet assumed as a baseline; they're still "special" in some sense, an amenity and not fundamental transportation infrastructure.
|Long Friday piece about Munkers-Rickey St path improvements|
show how far we are from path connections as an assumed baseline.
The vacuums in adjacent low-density land uses also
limit how effective a focus just on the right-of-way can be.
December 3, 2013
Salem First Church of the Nazarene
1550 Market Street NE
Wednesday at the Straub Center - Earthquake!
As part of the Environmental Lecture Series
Cascadia: Ready or Not!Remember, Salem has many bridges that will likely collapse in an earthquake!
Disaster Preparedness in the Pacific Northwest
with Althea Rizzo
Wednesday, December 4, 2013 (7pm at the library in Loucks Auditorium)
Dr. Rizzo will discuss the current understanding of the impact of a Cascadia subduction earthquake on Oregon. The people and the built environment are vulnerable but resiliency can be achieved. Cascadia earthquakes shape our landscape, so come and learn more about creating a Cascadia-resistant Oregon. Dr. Althea Rizzo joined Oregon Emergency Management in 2008 as the Geologic Hazards Program Coordinator after completing a one year National Weather Service-funded program as Tsunami Coordinator for the City of Lincoln City. She is a member of the National Tsunami Hazard Mitigation Program and serves as the co-chair of the Warning Subcommittee. She is a member of the Cascadia Region Earthquake Workgroup and is the co-chair of the Education and Mitigation Subcommittee. She has successfully implemented outreach programs for seismic hazards such as earthquakes and tsunamis. Dr. Rizzo has been a frequent instructor and lecturer on hazard mitigation, risk reduction and outreach program design and implementation.
|From State of Salem's Streets report|
Thursday, Grant Neighborhood
December 5, 2013
Grant Community School, Library
725 Market St NE
A representative from the City will also be talking about State Hospital North Campus project.
|Proposed Median from Norway to Broadway in Yellow|
Just Plain Good News
Finally, a cheering note about a bike rack competition at Willamette! The winning design will be fabricated and then installed on campus. This could be amazing!
|WU bike rack design competition closed Nov 25th;|
Look for winner Dec 9th!