City Seeks Input on Biking in Salem—Hop on a Bike or on the Web
The City of Salem and its consultant, Toole Design & Engineering, are kicking of a bicycle master planning process by seeking input on cycling in Salem. You can participate by taking a community bike ride and sharing your ideas via an online tool.
Over the next two weekends, the City is conducting three community bike rides to review existing infrastructure and learn about the needs of riders. All rides will start and end at the lower level of the Salem Commuter Rail Station.
- Sunday, December 10: Downtown Ride at 1pm (6 miles)
- Sunday, December 10: North Salem Ride at 2pm (6 miles)
- Sunday, December 17: South Salem Ride at 1pm (9 miles)
Space on the rides is limited. Please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org.
In addition to the bike rides, you can provide direct input to the Bike Master Plan through an online interactive map at http://bit.ly/bikesalem. At the site, you can mark a map with current and desired routes and identifying opportunities for improvements. The tool is designed for all types of riders, as well as people who don’t currently bicycle but would if there were improved biking infrastructure. To use the map, go to the link listed above, enter a valid email address, and follow the provided instructions.
The Bike Master Plan will identify and prioritize bicycle infrastructure improvements based on public input, data analysis, and best practices to make biking in Salem a safer, more convenient, and practical mode of transportation. The plan follows the 2010 Bicycle Circulation Master Planning Study that provided the basis for ongoing bike initiatives in Salem, including the Zagster bike share and an expanding network of bike lanes and off-street paths.