Late last year additional wayfinding signs went up in west Salem. The challenge of crossing Wallace Road figured mightily in them, and it seemed they were much better at indicating simple location than in giving directions - they were strong on where, but not on how.
Once a person was at the end of the Union St. RR Bridge, "as the crow flies" breaks down and non-intuitive out-of-direction travel is necessary. Additionally, Wallace Road isn't easy to cross, as it doesn't have signals and crosswalks at every intersection, and the signing might helpfully indicate this.
Tomorrow morning at 9am the West Salem Redevelopment Advisory Board Wayfinding Subcommittee will meet at the base of the Union St. RR Bridge to discuss the problem!