Get Salem Moving!

It’s a wrap: Building an Active & Age-Friendly Transportation Network

May 24, Salem, OR – The National Partnership, with support from AARP Oregon, Kaiser Permanente, Oregon’s Transportation & Growth Management Program, and the City of Salem, brought two walkability workshops to the City of Salem, Oregon. Following an introduction from Salem’s Mayor Bennett, two dozen staff from the city, county, regional and state government joined a walking audit around downtown Salem with nationally-renowned walking expert Dan Burden, best known for his work with Walk Score. Mr Burden then led the staff in a mapping exercise on how to build walkability into the city’s existing and future plans and make Salem a more walkable destination.

 

That same evening, more than 30 community members joined us at the Center 50+, a community center for older adults, for a walking audit through the nearby neighborhood. Mr. Burden gave a short presentation on how the community can support and encourage the city’s efforts toward walkability, and answered questions about how individuals can help build an active & age-friendly transportation network in Salem.

Pacific Northwest Regional Policy Manager Kari Schlosshauer will continue to work with leaders in Salem to support family-friendly transportation projects such as the proposed Maple-Winter Bikeway that connect the community with safe, healthy travel options to get to where they need to go, and make Salem a more walkable, livable community for people of all ages and abilities. Learn more and get involved by contacting our staff in the Pacific Northwest.

Event Announcement
Join us at Salem’s Center 50+ on Wednesday, May 24 between 4pm-7:30pm for a walk with nationally-renowned walking expert Dan Burden & to learn how YOU can help Salem build an Active & Age-Friendly Transportation Network!
  • 4pm-6pm Winter-Maple Family-Friendly Bikeway Open House (Give feedback on the newest progress update!)
  • 5pm-6pm Neighborhood Walk with Community Leaders (Learn how healthy streets create healthy neighborhoods!)
  • 6pm-7:30pm Presentation and Q & A with Dan Burden (Ask the hard questions about how to make it happen in Salem!)

Light snacks and refreshments provided by North Salem High School catering.
Interpreter services provided when request received prior to May 17. 

RSVP on Eventbrite or Facebook

Get Salem Moving

Raffle prizes have been donated by the following local businesses: South Salem Cycleworks, The Bike Peddler, NW Hub, and Salem Summit!

This event made possible through generous funding from: Kaiser Permanente, City of Salem, TGM, AARP Oregon, Safe Routes to School National Partnership.
Thanks goes out for event support from: Center 50+, North Salem High School, Salem Bike Boulevard Advocates, Marion County Public Health, Just Walk Salem-Keizer. 

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