The Oregon Transportation Commission is poised to approve a project to make Albany’s Queen Avenue railroad crossing safer and, for cars, smoother. But it won’t deal with traffic delays when the gates are down.
The Aug. 16 story about the Corvallis-Albany — or Albany-Corvallis, depending on our viewpoint — bike trail generated more comments on this webside than any previous item. So you may be interested to learn that the Oregon Transportation Commission today approved partial funding of the project, and the question is: Now what?
When it meets in Ontario later this month, the Oregon Transportation Commission is set to allocate $2 million toward the construction of a bike trail between Corvallis and Albany. Two crashes elsewhere in Oregon, one of which killed a cyclist, illustrate why this is a sound idea.