Biking and Walking Improvements

Woman, Man and two children riding bikes on wooded path

From the 29 miles of trails at Minto-Island Brown Park, to the Winter-Maple Neighborhood Greenway that connects Salem Parkway to downtown Salem, walking and bicycling in Salem has never been easier, or safer. See completed, current and future projects, report concerns, request upgrades, or find biking and walking trails.

Current or future upgrades

  • The Union Street Family Friendly Bikeway will continue with bicycle supportive improvements from Commercial Street east to connect with the Winter Maple Greenway and the North Capitol Mall.

  • Commercial Street SE, Oxford to Winding Way will have buffered bike lanes, street lighting, a pedestrian crossing median island at Triangle Drive SE, and a bike signal at Commercial/Liberty split.               

  • Marion Street NE will have a rectangular rapid flashing beacon crossing at 13th Street NE. 

  • Broadway Street NE (Pine to Tryon) will be reconfigured to add bike lanes.

  • Crossing improvements at Scotsman Lane NE and Sunnyview Road. NE; Pine Street NE at Maple; Fairgrounds Road NE at Norway; Jones Road SE at Judson Middle School; and Pringle Road SE at Copper Glen Drive SE.

Completed upgrades

  • Buffered bike lanes added to High and Church Streets between Ferry Street and Union Street NE.

  • Improvements to the intersection of Union Street NE and Commercial ST NE as part of the Union Street Family Friendly Bikeway.

  • Replaced and widened the Court Street pedestrian bridge.

  • Added three median pedestrian crossing islands with rapid flashing beacons on Portland Road.

  • The Winter-Maple Neighborhood Greenway connects roughly 2.5 miles between Salem Parkway and downtown Salem in an attractive, safe and convenient route. Several projects are now complete including additional signs, and speed humps. More improvements are planned.

  • Between 2008 – 2016, we completed nearly 50 different projects to upgrade or add sidewalks, crosswalks, bike lanes, pedestrian crossing islands, radar speed signs. We also added biking and walking paths, added rectangular rapid flashing beacons, and shortened the crossing distance at certain intersections.  

Contact us

Public Works Department
8:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
555 Liberty ST SE RM 325
Salem OR 97301