February 19th it turns out is a big day for bicycling in Salem, but you'll probably never notice it if you look at the bike lanes. They're gutters, full of crap, not people on bike!
|Bronze Bike-Friendly: |
Gravel from February 7th - 9th
Ring early and often - the squeaky wheel gets the sweep!
State Bike and Ped Committee Talks Lottery Projects
|Buy a lottery ticket,|
Support a path
SALEM – The Oregon Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Committee will hold its next meeting 8:30 a.m. – 2 p.m. on Feb. 19 in Salem at the Oregon Department of Transportation's Mill Creek Building, 555 13th St. NE, in the Mt. McLoughlin Room. Agenda items include discussions about the bicycle/pedestrian projects under review in the ConnectOregon V program and about criteria for projects in the Statewide Transportation Improvement Program (STIP). The committee will not be ranking projects in ConnectOregon until its next meeting.If you want to comment or anything, they always welcome the public:
Those who wish to testify are encouraged to sign up on the public comment sheet provided at the meeting. General guidelines: provide written summaries when possible and limit comments to 3 minutes. If you bring written summaries or other materials to the meeting, please provide the chairperson with a copy prior to your testimony.Here's the full agenda. (For more on Salem's Salvation Army path proposal, see here and here.)
Bicycle and Pedestrian Plan Policy Advisory Committee Talks Vision
They'll be meeting from 2:30pm - 5:30pm at the Chemeketa Center for Business and Industry, 626 High St, Rm 102.
Here's the full agenda. You may remember that our local representatives are Steve Dickey from Cherriots and Peter Fernandez from Public Works. The new Chair of OBPAC, Jenna Stanke, is the only representative from OPBAC on the Policy Advisory Committee, and presumably she'll be scurrying over along Union Street from ODOT's Mill Creek building to the Chemeketa building.
|Execrable Biking and Walking on the east/north side of 12th|
where it curves to become Union
Gil Penalosa has Vision
Finally, don't forget about Gil Penalosa's talk at 6:30pm! His talk should be cheerier and full of real vision - not the bureaucratic pabulum!