The comprehensive system would provide a North-South and East-West bike corridor with connections for all residents to safely commute throughout the city.
Barriers or raised pavement will provide a buffer so people who bike truly have a space of their own on the road.
The protected lanes would separate riders from traffic, helping riders feel comfortable no matter their age or experience.
Nearly two-thirds of the US adult population may be interested in riding more often, given better places to ride, and as many as 81% of those would ride in protected bike lanes. Protected bike lanes that eliminate stress will attract traditionally under-represented populations, including women, children, and seniors.
The plan can utilize existing infrastructure by adjusting travel lanes. This will make the roads safer for all users.
Transportation remains the largest source of planet-warming pollution in Salem as well as the whole state of Oregon. Increasing residents' access to climate-friendly transportation options will help significantly reduce emissions.