City Essentials

Bayside City is located in southern Oregon, just south of the Rogue River and along the coast. It is characterized by a large bay and the swift-flowing Arrow River that runs through it, bisecting the city itself into North-South.

The city is bordered on the north, by Salvation Bay, to the west by Anger Falls National Park, the border of California to the south and the Cascade Mountains to the east.

As a coastal city, Bayside is fairly low-lying. Most of its area is within 50 feet of sea level making occasional flooding problematic during the rainier times. The highest natural point within the city is the neighbourhood of Cumbria Bluffs, which rises over two hundred feet above sea level and is attached to the Siskiyou Mountains. Other elevated parts of the city include Green Hill, Cherry Hill and Gallows Hill.

Bayside’s climate is heavily influenced by the Pacific Ocean. Like most of the state, summers tend ot be hot and dry with interspersed period of rain, while the spring and fall bring with them unpredictable weather. Coldsnaps can bring with harsh winters and thuderstorms often roll in off the Cascades.

The Streets
Generally speaking, the streets of Bayside are laid out in a standard grid fashion with few exceptions. This unfortunatley is where the organization seems to have been thrown out the window and as visitors and natives will tell you. Bayside is one confusing place at times.

The Northside most closely follows the grid layout, with most east-west streets being named for things and places with little rhyme or reason at times, although most are named for something that coincides with the naighbourhood they are in, such as Falconcrest Street in Birdland. Streets that run north-south are numbered and far easier to navigate, with 1 beginning in the west and the numbers increasing the further east one travels.

The city’s Lower Westside grew haphazardly around Gallows Hill and as such it has some of the poorest organization in Bayside. It also has some of the poorest and most crime-ridden neighbourhoods like Lincoln Heights and the chaotic web called the Tangle. Here streets are named for Presidents of the United States if they run east-west, and numbered much like the northside -but with an “A” beside them if they run north-south (as an example, 3rd-A street).

The Lower Eastside of Bayside City follows the naming conventions of Northside for streets running east-west and a similar north-south convention, but using a “B”.

Getting Around
With the influx of millions of dollars in infrastructure provided by sponsor corporations, Bayside has become a modern role-model of urban transit and affordable transportation. Located just north of City Centre, Central Station stands as an ultra-modern beacon of how public transit can influence and enhance the life of a city.

The city’s longest and most travelled commuter route is King Line, a elevated monorail line that travels from Grafton Station in the west all the way across the city to the very edge of the East Village. This line sees tens of thousands of Baysiders go through its doors daily and its success spurred the recent expansion of lines north and south that serve to bring the city closer together.

The city’s subway system is extensive and well-used although parts of it are now blocked off and closed due to structural weaknesses thanks to the many super-battles that have taken place in the city over the generatiions.

Bridge’s and Highways
Bayside is often called the City of Bridges -it literally has sixteen bridges that connect North Bayside to its East and West counterparts -the most famous of which are the Raven Gate Bridge and Bay Bridge, both of which connect the lower downtown areas of the city to the largely working-class areas of West Bayside.
Bay bridge

The most prominent Highway connecting Bayside to the rest of Oregon is U.S. Route 101, called by those within the state, the Oregon Coast Highway No. 9. Route 101 is frequently mountainous in character. For most of its length it is a 2-lane undivided highway. Many parts of the highway are subject to closure due to landslides caused by excessive rainfall, and in many parts of the coast, U.S. 101 is the only viable route connecting certain coastal communities.

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