Most interesting is the announcement of an Open House on the proposed crossing under Wallace Road along a Marine Drive extension and Second Street alignment.
1130 Wallace Road NW.
Below is the latest map that shows the proposed alignment along Second Street and the left turn transition into Marine Drive (green).
New is the proposed right turn lane from the Marion Street Bridge (blue) and the connection to Musgrave Lane (light purple).
One thing that has not been thought through entirely is the fact that a plaza concept, perhaps dormant or discarded now, was proposed for the north side of Second Street, tucked in below grade alongside Wallace.
|Below-grade plaza at one point was proposed|
(in pink, upper right of plan view above)
This is another clear sign of the way that autoist through-movement on Marine Drive has come to dominate the concept at the expense of those on foot and on bike.
It is also interesting to note that there is a new member of the Board, unfortunately someone with very public disapproval of facilities for people who bike. As important it is to improve walking and biking in West Salem, this seems like a retrograde, anti-urban move.
395 Glen Creek Road NW.
For more on doubts about the latest undercrossing plan see here. All notes on the undercrossing and Edgewater District are here.