The City is seeking public comments regarding transportation facilities that lack connections such as paths, roads or areas with safety, or significant congestion. Consider areas that lack facilities available such as a traffic signal, sidewalks, bike lanes, road width, transit stops, etc. Keep in mind growing areas of the City along Garden Valley Blvd, Lookingglass Street, Diamond Lake Blvd, Newton Creek Road and unincorporated areas like Winchester or Charter Oaks. We are seeking general public input from people that use our facilities on a daily basis to support data for the update to our Transportation System Plan. So, your input is valuable.

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Historic Pine Street's Waterfront Inadequate Street, Bike Path and Sidewalk around this Historic area of Roseburg: Pine Street going north of Douglas Avenue is a bike path; sidewalk; and city street all on a 10-12 feet wide piece of worn out asphalt. This 1000' section services all of the city of Roseburg's general commercial zoned waterfront inclusive of many historic homes and even a city park (Deer Creek park at the south side of the mouth of Deer Creek) plus connects all the bike paths so that bikes and pedestrians are not forced out to Stephens Street into significant highway traffic. This section from Douglas Avenue to Deer Creek needs to be redesigned to make safer and more attractive to both tourists and locals visiting our general commercial zoned areas on the waterfront. With such improvements more private investment will be attracted to make Roseburg's waterfront an economic driver to assist downtown businesses at the same time of making this area safe for all. This area was the original "Deer Creek Settlement" area which predated the city's name being changed to Roseburgh ("h" later dropped) and has significant history to assist as an economic driver but the path/road/sidewalk is very unsafe and unattractive not even close to local requirements. So this 1000' long section is clearly inadequate as a bicycle path, sidewalk for residences and businesses and a city street so it should be addressed for both safety and the opportunity to build our commercial zoned waterfront to draw visitors and locals to the downtown area.

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John Parker 8 months ago

I support Bernie Woodard.

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Bernie Woodard 8 months ago

Thanks John, I believe this plan not only makes sense, based upon the parameters of this idea request, but is an important additional building block of a successful waterfront. I am not the first to want this to happen as you can see in the November 2010 Roseburg Waterfront Master Plan item 5 page 13 this has been talked about before and even several expensive city studies for years before this one stated how important it was to connect downtown Roseburg to the waterfront. We need: 1) an improved entry to Pine going north at Douglas; 2) sidewalks, bike path and street separation for safety of all people; 3) a bicycle/pedestrian only zone to restrict automobile traffic to only owners of properties and not visitors..with all future construction limited to bicycle/pedestrian required occupancy or customers so this historic area is not cluttered with unsafe traffic but is utilized to its fullest and most benefitial use for the community. Thanks for your support!! Here is the approved November 2010 Roseburg plan which is merely a revision of many even before that which all stated a need for connected to the waterfront which is possible today: http://www.cityofroseburg.org/files/9713/6995/2600/Waterfront_Master_Plan_Final.pdf.pdf

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Rusty Lininger 6 months ago

Historic Pine Street is an open air museum of the original Roseburg. Unfortunately after decades of neglect and out of public eye it has become a haven for sickness that is effecting our community as a whole. And it isn't just one part of the community, but North Roseburg as well. The Pine Street path is a bridge between both communities. I love Oregon and its history. I don't travel to other areas to see the latest shopping mall and trendy hang-outs. I travel to see whats left of the history and enjoy the natural beauty. To see once beautiful and historic homes decay is sad.Why not give travelers(and our children) a glimpse at what brought our ancestors here and maybe convince our children to stay? And I know I'm not the only one. A disease is spreading throughout our community and affecting us at the core. The more it falls on indifferent eyes, the worse it gets. I'm a firm believer in "actions speak louder than words". I will not only bring you a problem. I'll also present you a solution. I love Roseburg and I THRIVE on being of service to my community. If there is any way that I can contribute, ask. And if anyone knows of possible grants for purchasing and restoring historical homes for non-profits, please pass it on to me! Thank you Bernie Woodard for everything you are doing, Rusty Lininger, www.sourceoneserenity.wordpress.com

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