On the agenda is an update on the bond generally, an update on design work for Commercial and Kuebler, and most interestingly an update on Marine Drive NW.
|Marine Drive expressway along Wallace Park|
As part of the ramp spaghetti and expressway leading to a bridge, Marine Drive is a terrible project.
By itself and appropriately downsized, it is at least conceivable that there could be a design for Marine Drive that would offer a superior alternative to Wallace Road for transit, walking, and biking.
|2008 Description of Bond Project - $3.6M for ramp spaghetti|
and/or Marine Drive
City staff didn't have materials in advance of the meeting, so it's not clear just what is envisioned here at the moment. Buying right of way for ramp spaghetti seems premature, however, and perhaps money will go only to the Marine Drive bit.
So. Who knows exactly how to pitch one's attention. For the moment, we should probably be wary, and meeting materials should clarify - at least a little.
* A reasonable question to which I do not know the answer: Both the Police Station and the Road Bond have Council Subcommittees working on them. Was the public outreach and process for the selection of the road bond projects significantly more open and public than the level that has characterized the Police Station project?