Saturday, December 25, 2010

Crosswalks Approved!

Three new Highway 101 pedestrian crossings received approval Wednesday from the state Freight Mobility Group, allowing construction bids for the Oregon Department of Transportation project to start in February.

Location for the three crosswalks are:
- second street
- mid-block between 7th and eight street
- mid-block between 18th and 19th street

Each crosswalk includes strobed flashing signals and a refuge island.

Remember, it takes responsible drivers to make this system work.

Florence City Council Reviews 2011 Goals

Florence City Council is making a list — and checking it twice — of its 2011 goals, a collection of more than 20 objectives that are currently being hammered out for finalization in January.
Though still in draft form, here what's looking good to cyclists and pedestrians:
Implement priority parks and recreation projects such as exploring grant opportunities for recreational trails and identifying location for dog park.

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Florence residents want more walking and biking trails

Florence residents want more walking and biking trails according to the 2009 Florence Park and Recreation Survey. Read more in The Siuslaw News here

Transportation Project Advisory Committee

The 3rd Transportation Project Advisory Committee meeting was held on December 16, 2010 in City Hall Florence. For an editorial by Steve Greene click here or on the photo above.

Friday, December 17, 2010

Dangerous Storm Drains again

We discovered several dangerous storm drains close to Old Town Florence. These storm drains could be deathly if a cyclists gets his tire(s) trapped. Following storm drains got reported today to Dan Graber, Public Works, City of Florence:
- between Laurel Street and Kingwood, on 7th Street, on both sides of the street (2 storm drains)
- between Maple Street and HWY 101, on 8th Street on the side of Bicycles 101 (1 storm drain)
- between 8th Street and 9th Street, on Maple Street, on both sides. There are 3 drains there, 2 are to small
- 369 Juniper Street
- 280 Juniper Street, on both sides (2 drains)
- 241 Ivy Street
- 1069 2nd Street
- 1236 Bay Street, in front of Travel Division
 Check out movie below from fellow Trike rider Steve in Florence

Saturday, December 4, 2010

Clean Bike and Pedestrian Path

Munsel Creek bike/pedestrian path after a cleanup by Florence Public Works. Excellent job and thanks!