Salem Wants Your Input on Improving Sidewalks and Pedestrian Crossings

Posted on January 10, 2024

City of Salem – 01/10/24 9:30 AM

  • Salem has budgeted $17 million for pedestrian improvements from the 2022 Safety and Livability Bond.
  • Use this interactive dashboard to tell us how you think that money should be applied.
  • Submit your suggestions by March 31, 2024

Salem, Ore. — Share your ideas for new pedestrian crossings, sidewalk infill, and sidewalk replacement projects as part of the $300 million Safety and Livability Bond Measure passed by the voters in 2022. Residents are encouraged to participate by exploring the user-friendly interactive dashboard and submit suggested improvements until March 31, 2024.

Salem is committed to enhancing pedestrian safety and accessibility. Thanks to the voters of Salem, funds to support construction of new pedestrian-related crossings, sidewalk infill, and sidewalk replacement include:

  • $3.5 million for new pedestrian crossing projects
  • $6 million for sidewalk infill projects
  • $7.5 million in sidewalk replacement projects

You do not need to submit requests for locations previously recorded through our sidewalk repair program or the Safer Pedestrian Crossings Program. These previous requests will be considered for funding.

Examples of evaluation criteria approved by the City Council include:

  • Equity (poverty levels, minority populations, access to vehicles)
  • Street classification (arterial streets, local streets)
  • Location relative to schools, transit, and parks
  • Sidewalk condition

To submit a project suggestion or learn more, visit Safety and Livability Bond Pedestrian Project Requests. Please submit only one request per location; multiple requests for the same location will not increase the likelihood that project will be selected.

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