The City proposes to install bike racks at several parks, a fix-it station one of them, and to install an enhanced crosswalk on Pringle Road near WESD.
|Proposed locations for bike racks and a fix-it station|
to install a bicycle repair station at Geer Park, as well as bicycle racks at the following parks:The bike racks and fix-it station (like at Riverfront Park and at Cherriots) would be funded by a grant from the HEAL project. This is a competitive statewide grant with a small total pot of only $35,000, so it's hard to say how much of a sure thing this is. Hopefully the City will continue to move forward with it even if Salem is not successful on this grant cycle.
• Aldrich Park
• Grant School Park
• Highland Park
• Lee Park
• McKay School Park
• Royal Oaks Park
The formal policy driving this comes from the recently completed NEN-SESNA Neighborhood Plan.
Policy 16.2 of the NEN-SESNA Neighborhood Plan calls for citywide installation of bicycle parking at all neighborhood parks to enable and encourage access by bicycles.So it's nice to see that plan helping to drive this formal action.
|"Racks to Avoid" - Don't spec these!|
Essentials of Bike Parking
Association of Bicycle & Pedestrian Professionals
|Proposed Crosswalk at 2600 block of Pringle Road SE|
Public Works staff estimate that design, widening of Pringle Road SE, and installation of the median will be $135,000. The District has offered to pay $35,000 to defray the estimated construction cost of the median itself (see Attachment 2). Staff recommends that the City absorb the costs for design, street widening and other ancillary items.The 2008 Road Bond still has sufficient savings to pay for this project, so that keeps on giving.
Staff also suggest semi-formalizing a recommendation that in the future "organizations... consider funding at least half of the installation costs as part of the project approval process."
(Parenthetically, last month the City altered the new agenda website so pdfs and other documents will open in a new browser window instead of requiring you to download them and opening them locally from your machine. This is a welcome change. The whole thing, however, remains clunky, annoying, and difficult.)
Finally, some hearings and work sessions, including details on the Salem River Crossing:
- 2017-2018 Utility Rate Proposal ~ Monday, October 10 at 6:30 p.m.
- Joint Public Hearing with the City of Keizer, Marion County, and Polk County Regarding Land Use Actions to Support the Salem River Crossing Preferred Alternative ~ Location: Center 50+, 2615 Portland Rd NE, Salem, Wednesday, October 12 at 6:00 p.m.
- Urban Renewal Agency Work Session - Downtown Focus Group Update ~ October 17 at 6:30 p.m.
- Joint City Council/Urban Renewal Agency/SEDCOR - Economic Development Update ~ November 21 at 6:30 p.m.