"Salem River Crossing Integrated Land Use Plan for the Bridge District - Request for Letter of Support– Julie Warncke, Transportation Planning Manager"
|Third Bridge outside UGB|
the Statewide Planning Goals, and this is one of the projects pieces for the current year. (You can read more here.)
So that's my guess.
In any case, if you live or work in West Salem, it's another opportunity to say "no" to this costly, risky, and unneeded giant bridge and highway.
The West Salem Neighborhood Association meeting is at Roth’s West, Mezzanine level, at 1130 Wallace Rd NW on Monday, May 19th at 7pm.
Update, May 20th
N3B posted this from the WSNA meeting:
There will be a more extensive discussion of the TGM concepts later, probably keyed to the Council meeting at which they are approved. But for the moment, consider what the State has to say about the TGM program:
A partnership between the Department of Land Conservation and Development (DLCD) and the Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT), the Oregon Transportation and Growth Management Program (TGM) supports community efforts to expand transportation choices for people. By linking land use and transportation planning, TGM works in partnership with local governments to create vibrant, livable places in which people can walk, bike, take transit or drive where they want to go.Two thoughts: 1) The TGM program is designed to create solutions in earlier stages of growth that eliminate the need for giant bridges and highways in later stages, and 2) A back-filled "mitigation" for a giant bridge and highway is antithetical to the stated aims of the TGM program.
CAN-DO - Downtown on Tuesday
The downtown Neighborhood Association, CAN-DO, meets on Tuesday. They look to talk about the proposed update to food cart ordinances and possibly about tree ordinances (SRC chapter 86).
In addition to discussion about downtown trees, the minutes from last month also include some park notes:
Suggestions [for the Boise "park parcel" the City purchased] consisted of an off-leash dog park; a skatepark that would not duplicate the features of the one in Marion Square Park; a food pod (grouping of food carts that would require amending the SRC to allow year round leasing); farmers’ market concession area; tennis, basketball or pickle ball courts; crossfit or military workout area or obstacle course; chess and checker tables; overflow parking (a portion only).The repair station will be a great addition to the park!
During the Communications Funds segment of the meeting, the Chair announced that the Salem Parks Foundation had approved CanDo’s grant application for funds to install a bicycle repair station at Riverfront Park. Erma Hoffman is continuing to oversee the project.
CAN-DO meets Tuesday the 20th, at 6:00 p.m. at First Christian Church on 685 Marion Street NE.
NEN - Northeast Neighbors on Tuesday
The NEN agenda itself doesn't appear to have any items of interest, but last months' minutes do.
|Ice Cream Plant and Wood Church at 17th/18th on State Street|
No bike lanes and lots of possibility here for improvement!
As details arise, there will be more to say!
NEN meets Tuesday the 20th, at 6:30pm in the Salem First Church of the Nazarene, 1550 Market Street NE.