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:
Union Street Family-Friendly Bikeway: Improvements to the intersection of Union Street NE and Commercial Street NE
Winter-Maple Friendly-Bikeway-Create an attractive, safe, and convenient route for bicycling and walking while providing local access at appropriate speeds.
- September 2016-New Bicycle Lanes in Downtown.