September 29, 2020

Our Salem is a multi-year project to update the Comprehensive Plan, which guides future development for the city. The City of Salem has released an interactive map and draft vision that reflect priorities heard from the community.

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August 27, 2020
The Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) is developing the Statewide Transportation Improvement Program (STIP) for 2024-2027, which is their blueprint for how they will spend more than $2 billion in transportation funding during that three-year period. Take their survey now on transportation project funding priorities.
August 26, 2020

Since early 2018, the Safe Routes Partnership has been proud to support our partners in the Salem area in getting started on its first ever Safe Routes to School program. And we're excited to share that the program is up and rolling! Here are some ways to get connected to the Salem-Keizer Safe Routes to School Program:

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May 26, 2020
SKATS, the regional transportation planning agency for the greater Salem/Keizer area, has approved the 2021-2026 Transportation Improvement Program (TIP). The TIP establishes the schedule and priority for the near-term funding and implementation of transportation improvement projects. Approximately $15 million in federal funds were available for this cycle. 
 
We submitted comments in support of infrastructure and programming investments for projects that will improve safety and access for people who walk, bicycle and use transit in the Salem-Keizer area.
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April 29, 2020
Funding opportunities now open in Washington and Oregon to apply for grants supporting SRTS infrastructure projects.
April 2, 2020

During this period of uncertainty and change, transportation planning efforts are still moving forward for the Salem-Keizer area. Weigh in on important funding for Safe Routes to School, transit fleet upgrades, future city development and more!

“Our Salem” Moves Online

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March 19, 2020

During this uncertain time for health, economic, and community stability, we are all adjusting our routines to help combat the community spread of coronavirus (COVID-19). Through our mission-driven work to improve the health and well-being of people of all races, income levels, and abilities, and build healthy, thriving communities for everyone, we know that many families rely on schools to be more than just a source of education, but also as community, caregivers, and, most importantly, meal providers.

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February 24, 2020

March 24, 2020 Update:

Salem City Council has adopted a Sit-Lie ordinance that prohibits people from sitting or lying on public sidewalks from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. The ordinance was approved a week after Council’s decision to ban loitering in public spaces during the next 5 weeks to slow the spread of COVID-19. The Sit-Lie ordinance is permanent and has a $250 penalty attached for violators.

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December 17, 2019

The City of Salem has launched the Safer Pedestrian Crossings Program, a new online tool for requesting improved crossings. Earlier this year, we participated in the Safer Crossings Project Advisory Committee to help develop this system for community members to request pedestrian crossing facilities, and track the status of those projects. We provided feedback on best practices for equitable scoring of infrastructure projects, to be included in the Safer Crossings Program.

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