Get Salem Moving!

Building an Active & Age-Friendly Transportation Network

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. 

Public Comment: Salem-Keizer Area Transportation Improvement Program (TIP)

Salem Keizer Area Transportation Study (SKATS) invites you to review and comment on the FY 2018-2023 TIP – how transportation dollars can be spent over the next six years on transit, roadways, and bike and pedestrian facilities.

Comments on the TIP will be accepted until April 11, 2017. A public hearing is scheduled on April 25, 2017. 

Public Hearing for the SKATS Draft FY 2018-2023 Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) and Air Quality Conformity Determination (AQCD).

Date: April 25, 2017
Time: Noon
Where: 100 High Street SE, Suite 200, Salem, OR 97301

Send comments to: Karen Odenthal 503-540-1608 or kodenthal@mwvcog.org

More information, including an interactive map, and the opportunity to comment online, can be found on the MWVCOG website.

Below are the proposed Bicycle and Pedestrian Projects for the 2018-2023 TIP: Continue reading

Safe Routes National Partnership now in the Pacific Northwest

In Portland, Every Day Is Walk and Bike to School Day

The folks over at Streetfilms have done it again — here they give us a great piece about how every day is walk and bike to school day in Portland.

In many areas of the country the statistics are bleak — only a small fraction of children bike or walk to school. But Portland, Oregon has bucked the trend: The number of kids using their feet to get to school is up 25 percent since 2006!

It couldn’t have come at a more appropriate time: the Safe Routes to School National Partnership (National Partnership) has just launched an initiative in the Pacific Northwest to increase funding opportunities and improve transportation policies that support safe walking and bicycling for children and families in the greater Portland metro region.

This video is a wonderful example of how Portland has made getting to school by foot and wheels fun and successful through a unique blend of infrastructure, planning, and outreach. The National Partnership looks forward to making success stories like these heard loud and clear from Salem to Vancouver, WA, and making it easier for everyone to get around actively and safely with their own two feet.

Kari Schlosshauer is your new Pacific Northwest regional policy manager, based in Portland, OR.