Friday, December 16, 2011

Free Every Body Walk! App Now Available

Every Body Walk! is committed to get Americans up and moving. Now available on the iTunes App Store and Android Market, the Every Body Walk! app enables you to personalize your walking plan, connect with walking communities, learn about the latest fitness trends and tips, and more.

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

More Quality Parking

Jumper on Bay Street
An 85-year-young man driving an Oldsmobile jumped a curb Monday morning and struck the Sweet Magnolia Bakery in Old Town, slightly damaging the building and destroying a few outside planters.

Florence Police, Siuslaw Valley Fire and Rescue and Western Lane Ambulance responded. The driver was taken to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

The accident is under investigation...

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Quality Parking

People buy these things because they think they and their kids are safe; they're not. They do eat a lot of gas and pollute a lot of air. Good to see one of them off the road. If you don't drive safe, ten tons of scrap metal isn't going to make you safe. 4-wheel drive only helps you go, it doesn't help you stop...

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Striping on 42nd Street improved

42nd Street improvement - the bike lane striping is now 6 inch wide.

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Too narrow Bike Lane - Improved!

The Bike Lane on the South side facing turn on 32nd Street (Spruce Street - 32nd Street - Redwood Street - 35th Street) got fixed. Now we have a Bike Lane that's wide enough to be used. Excellent!

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

6 inch striping recommended

The Bike Lane striping on 42nd Street is only 4 inch wide. To make it consistent with the other Bike Lane striping a 6 inch wide line is needed.

Sunday, August 7, 2011

Too narrow Bike Lane Striping - In the works

In the works! Very promising and thanks for the quick response.
We appreciate your efforts to improve bike mobility and safety.

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Too narrow Bike Lane Striping

 The Bike Lane on the South side facing turn on 32nd Street (Spruce Street - 32nd Street - Redwood Street - 35th Street) is way to narrow and needs to be wider. Who ever did that striping in the beginning was narrow minded at that time or had a really bad eye or two.

The city has the tool(s) to grind out the white stripe and the Lane County could re-establish the Bike Lane when doing their annual striping in town.

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Munsel Creek Bike Path - Prompt Fix!

Almost impossible to see STOP sign

 Public works did an excellent job in trimming the brush around the STOP sign
Problem got reported and fixed at the same day! Thanks!!!!

Monday, June 27, 2011

12th Steet Trail update

12th St trail connecting Kingwood and Rhody Drive
in the works below and finished trail above

Sunday, June 26, 2011

Rhododendron Drive: New Sign!

Added sign 
on Rhody Drive

Monday, June 20, 2011

ODOT improvement on HWY 101

Excellent thinking! This should make it very clear to every driver: Bicycles are LEGAL on bridge roadway

Our thanks to Oregon Department of Transportation for installing there signs on both sides of the bridge.

Friday, June 10, 2011

Munsel Creek Bike Path/Spruce Street crossing

The STOP signs are a good idea but please lower them so they are more visible for cyclists.

Answer from Public Works Director Mike Miller on June 14th 2011:
Typically post-top sign mounting height is the same as on a roadway (7-foot minimum) with the exception that it can be as low as 4-feet to the bottom of the sign. I prefer the 7-foot for ADA clearance in this case because someone with limited vision could wander off of the path. This is also the preference of our traffic engineer (Damien Gilbert with Branch) as well as others that I have worked with in the past.

Sunday, June 5, 2011

Dangerous Storm Drains again II

Dangerous storm drains where reported a while ago. Some "adjustments" were done but please talk to your local cyclists if you don't know what you are doing.
We did not want bicycle stands!
This kind of stands are known as "wheel bender"

Thursday, June 2, 2011

PAC at Work

Members of the Florence Project Advisory Committee (PAC) on a field tour.

Project Advisory Committee meetings are open to the public, and we encourage those interested in the project to attend and provide feedback/input.

Florence Transportation System Plan

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

12th Steet trail work started

This new trail/bike path will connect Kingwood Street with Rhododendron Drive

Friday, March 18, 2011

NACTO Urban Bikeway Design Guide

The purpose of the NACTO Urban Bikeway Design Guide (part of the Cities for Cycling initiative) is to provide cities with state-of-the-practice solutions that can help create complete streets that are safe and enjoyable for bicyclists. To read more about it click here

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Moving Beyond the Automobile

12th Steet trail bid awarded

Project bids were solicited in January and opened Feb. 17. CG Contractors, LLC, of Salem was the lowest bidder at $72,931, well below the city engineer's cost estimate of $110,000.

The city initially budgeted $87,942 for the project in fiscal year 2010-2011 from multiple funding sources and also included the path's construction as one of its proposed 2011 goals.

For more details click here

Monday, February 21, 2011

Jay Bozievich about Rhodondendron Bike Path Florence

West Lane County Commissioner Jay Bozievich:
"Rhodondendron Drive bike path/multi-use path would ultimately be good for Florence!"

Thursday, February 3, 2011

12th Street Bike Path Photos

Part of the 12th Street Bike Path which will be much improved and after completing it will connect Kingwood Street with Rhododendron Drive

Aerial photo of the location of the to be constructed 12th Street Bike Path

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

12th Street Bike Path to be constructed

12th Street Bike Path Advertisement for Bids: The City of Florence will be accepting sealed bids to construct the 12th Street Bike Path on February 17, 2011 until 2 p.m. Pacific Standard Time. The path will be constructed within the 12th Street right-of-way from Rhododendron Drive to Kingwood Street. The path is to be constructed with ADA compliant engineered wood chips. This involves cut and fill section, compacted rock base, placement of the engineered wood chips, signage, concrete curbing, and ADA compliant curb ramps. For more information please click here for the project advertisement, or click here for the project manual.

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

public support for Rhododendron Drive grant

Click here for public input on the city's funding application to the Oregon Department of Transportation to construct a Multi-Use Path from 9th St. to 35th St along Rhododendron Drive. If Florence is successful the state will pay for 89.73% of the path's costs. A strong showing of public support is one of the factors that determines which project gets funded. Please consider completing the "Internet Survey" to show your support to the state for funding a multi-use path on Rhododendron Drive.  
There are many other proposals from much larger communities. Please consider sending this invitation to others in your peer or community groups to help Florence's public input numbers be competitive with the larger community applications. January 28, 2011 is the deadline. Help make Rhododendron Drive safe for pedestrians and bicyclists.