Welcome to town, City Manager Powers.
|Bike Map from Crestview to City Hall|
Though Crestview is an attractive low-traffic street for walking or biking, it is in an enclave bounded by River Road, Commercial/Liberty, and the cemetery. Maybe more than anything, this will give City Hall first-hand experience on the barrier posed by the Cemetery.
With a Cemetery connection, continuous and very lovely low-traffic route is possible. But without that, a person has to contend with very busy roads.
It's also hilly, and maps might not reveal how much hill-climbing will be necessary on foot or on bike.
A person who walks or bikes regularly from Crestview will have an effective first-hand experience of the challenges for non-auto travel in Salem. Not all of them of course, but a decent enough sample.
Hopefully he will be a voice for a more balanced transportation system.
Cheers, and Good Luck, Manager Powers!