Central Salem Mobility Study

Aerial view of downtown Salem.

The Central Salem Mobility Study evaluated a range of transportation issues affecting downtown Salem.

Key study goals included evaluating opportunities to:

  • Improve pedestrian and bike access to the Union Street Railroad Bridge.
  • Convert selected streets to two-way operation (High, Court, Church, State, and/or Cottage Streets).
  • Improve street circulation and access for large blocks in north downtown (Union Street to Market Street).
  • Develop projects to support Family Friendly Bikeways (Union and/or Winter Streets).
  • Develop pedestrian safety and circulation improvements at closed crosswalks or double turn lanes.


In 2014, the City Council amendments to the Salem Transportation System Plan incorporating recommendations from the study.

As funding has been secured, the following projects have implemented the adopted recommendations: