Salem launches Safer Crossings Program

Tuesday, 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. Since then, the city has approved an annual allocation of $125,000 from state gas tax revenue, for the design and construction of pedestrian safety crossings.We're excited to see Salem taking meaningful steps to making in safer to walk and bike in the area, and we'll look forward to seeing how this tool is used going forward.

What do you think of the new program and online tool? Make a request or check out an interactive map of existing requests for safer crossings in Salem.

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