Locally there are two bike/ped projects and one transit project among the 11 total project applications in our region.
Maybe the most interesting thing is in the transit application: If there's one thing that's clear in the South Salem Transit Center application materials, it's the massive disconnect between land use and transportation.
|Proposed transit center on South Commercial|
|A new cluster of jobs and homes|
on Commercial in purple,
but away from other clusters in red and blue.
Notably the others have little housing.
|Kroc Center path in red (rotated 90 degrees - north to right)|
|Top ranked bike/ped project:|
Eugene's bridges connect streets and bike paths to transit
In the end the project illustrates just how far behind is Salem.
For more on the bike pods, see here and here, and for more on the Kroc see here. For notes on last month's economic assessment, see here.
(The local packets can be downloaded for a few days from the ODOT ftp site. Usually they don't hang around, however.)
MWACT meets at 3:30pm on Thursday the 3rd at 100 High St. SE, Suite 200 above Bar Andaluz and the former La Capitale.