|Brand new bike lane on High Street downtown (reader photo)|
This was a pleasant surprise this morning...The buffer between the bike lane and the parking definitely added a feeling of safety.(Update: See below at bottom - there's a pretty significant design change on the buffering that is very helpful.)
Donate Used Bikes to the Hub
From the poster:
Summer is upon us and used bikes and bike parts are in demand. Help us refurbish and distribute bikes to neighbors in need of transportation. By donating your used bike or parts to The Northwest Hub we will make sure that used bikes and parts find awesome owners just like you. Bikes refurbished from this drive will help our earn-a-bike program and continue to support the The Northwest Hub in its goad to provide bicycles for all.Homer Davenport Days
Drop off used bicycle and/or parts on Saturday, August 6th, from 10am to 6pm.
1230 Broadway St NE
|"Honest Money" circa 1896|
Dollar Mark Hanna on Wall Street
by Silverton's Homer Davenport
Davenport was also a cousin of Gov T. T. Geer, and Geer Park is where the new bike park and pump track will be built. And of course Silverton is really a gateway to Silver Creek Park, where the Salem Area Trail Alliance has been working on trail building.
So it's not at all surprising SATA is participating in the parade at this year's Homer Davenport Days in Silverton. In the mood for some bike fun? Join them!
This Saturday, August 6th, join SATA in the Homer Davenport Days Parade in Silverton! We have a great float, and need bikers and walkers for our escort and drill team. Just show up at 9:00 at the old Silverton High School with your bike or feet. If you don't have an orange SATA shirt or green REI t-shirt we'll fix you up. As long as you've come this far, consider a nice ride on the Catamount Trail when we are done!Another Market-Oriented Critique of Sprawl
|via Sustainable Prosperity|
When Councilor Bennett says things like
The amount of property taxes you pay don't cover the full cost of police and fire services. If we don't have economic growth, which is encouraged by these short term abatements, there is not new construction and therefore no new taxes. It's a kind of chicken and egg situation.These arguments for the financial benefits of density are among the most important rebuttals, often more relevant than anything about lifestyle preference.
Maybe we'll come back to the report itself later.
Block Party at the Grand
Oh yeah, forgot about the block party downtown on High Street at Court and High!
|via Twitter (red note added)|
Here's another view by the Elsinore at Ferry Street. One big question is how the right turn and prospect of right-hook will be handled in practice. I wonder if a striped green advisory lane and mixing zone would actually be safer than the dedicated bike lane here. Striping is easy to modify, so design elements can be iterated here.
|The outside, 8" stripe has drunk bumps - same Twitter|
Significantly, the drawings from this winter and spring did not show four lines:
|via City of Salem|
And they did it!
So this modification is great to see. Probably there will be more to say after the project is complete. But these are promising things to note.