The Highland and Grant neighborhood associations look to be leading it, so it'll almost certainly involved the proposed Winter-Maple Family-friendly Bikeway.
Check out the facebook and follow. More is sure to come! (And they'll probably be needing volunteers to help out.)
ODOT Starts Urban Design Guide
ODOT's staring an "Urban Design Guide" and they need to hear that urban streets are not high-speed highways and stroads!
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(check out the scale of the tiny humans!)
will temporarily close Monday through Friday beginning June 5 for two months. The Bridge will be open to the public Saturdays and Sundays. During the weekday closure, the temporary work bridge will be removed and the remaining concrete retaining walls and bridge paths will be completed....Originally a full closure had been proposed for removing the temporary work bridge, but closing it only during the work week and keeping it open on weekends elicited a strong endorsement from the paper.
The bridge will re-open to the public during the celebration event at 4:30 p.m. on Wed., Aug. 2 in Riverfront Park. A passport activity during Downtown Salem's First Wednesday festivities will follow the ribbon cutting. Stay tuned for more announcements about the celebration in coming weeks.
The City recognized the strong, strong weekend demand and adjusted accordingly. Well done!
The paper also suggested that some are calling it the "PC Bridge." Really? It remains an interesting question what the citizenry will settle on: Peter Courtney Minto Island Bridge is way too long, and it seems impossible that Salemites and popular culture won't abbreviate it. In addition to "taco," "flytrap" has also made an appearance. One of these metaphors/analogies may stick!