The mission of the Transportation Planning Section is to plan for the current and future transportation needs of the community.
Transportation Planning develops and maintains the City's Transportation System Plan, which determines the kinds of facilities and programs necessary to meet Salem's mobility needs.
Transportation Planning Studies
The Transportation Planning Section participates in regional transportation planning studies and conducts studies on special topics as directed by the City Council.
This project will develop solutions for crossing the Willamette River in the Salem-Keizer metropolitan area that meet transportation needs, are compatible with the built and natural environments, and have broad community and regional support. The project will develop an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) and a funding strategy to move the identified solution, or solutions, toward construction. The City of Salem and the Oregon Department of Transportation are jointly conducting this study. For more information about the Salem River Crossing project, see the project planning page or go to www.salemrivercrossing.org.
The focus of this project is to improve the visual character and functionality of the circulation system within the project plan area and to strengthen the district's identity, character, and economic vitality.
This study will identify ways to improve bicycle and pedestrian circulation between Salem and Keizer with emphasis on providing safe access to the Salvation Army Kroc Center. For more information visit www.krocconnections.org.
The Central Salem Mobility Study is designed to evaluate a range of multi-modal transportation issues affecting downtown Salem.
The Public Works Department received a grant to update the City’s Bicycle and Pedestrian Plans, including a focus on providing safe routes for children to get to schools.