SKATS is the designated Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) for the Salem-Keizer area. We coordinate with local jurisdictions on regional transportation projects and distribute federal funds for projects to improve the transportation system, such as new sidewalks and bike facilities, pedestrian safety crossings, buses and transit shelters, intersection upgrades, etc. We’re developing a Metropolitan Transportation Safety Action Plan (MTSAP) to address safety concerns related to driving, walking, biking, and rolling in the Salem-Keizer area.
The MTSAP will recommend safety policies and actions as well as goals to measure how well they work. We’ll study crash data, analyze safety issues, and talk with the public to make sure the plan reflects community concerns and experiences.
From 2015 to 2019 there was an average of 3700 crashes per year, resulting in 3000 injuries, 100 serious injuries, and 18 fatalities each year within the Salem-Keizer-Turner area. On average, 150 of these crashes each year involve a bicyclist or pedestrian, resulting in 6 fatalities and 12 serious injuries.
This plan will help guide investments in regional roads over the next few years to improve everyone’s safety - no matter how they get around.
Our goal is to make Salem-Keizer area roads safer for you and your loved ones to get around, whether you drive, bike, walk or use transit. But to accomplish that, we need to hear from you!
Tell us what you feel needs improvement, what needs to be addressed first, and what’s working well.
We especially want to hear from those who have been historically left out of public planning, such as people of color and people with low income.
|Winter 2022-2023||Spring 2023||Summer 2023||Winter 2023||Winter 2023/2024||Spring 2024|
|Crash Data evaluation and Safety Analysis||Open House #1 and Community Meetings||Develop draft strategies||Open House #2||Draft MTSAP||Finalize and approve MTSAP|
Want to share feedback with us but not on this map? Check out the Comment Form to get in contact with us.
The SKATS MTSAP Steering Committee (SC) is a group of community representatives, subject matter experts, and agency staff. The Steering Committee will guide the plan’s development, review the final plan, and make a recommendation to the SKATS Policy Committee. The Policy Committee will approve the final plan, which may be incorporated into local transportation system plans.
More details coming soon!