Thursday, August 15, 2013

City Releases Official Sunday Streets Announcement - Coming September 8th

A couple of days ago the City sent out the official notice for Sunday Streets!

Salem Sunday Streets Coming Sept 8th!
From the release:
On Sunday, September 8, the City of Salem will hold its first open streets event. Salem Sunday Streets will open up an approximately two-mile traffic-free route in the heart of the city for the public to enjoy.

Salem Sunday Streets is a free community event, open to everyone from 11:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m.

The event, organized by the City of Salem's Community Development, Urban Development, and Public Works, community partners, and volunteers, is expecting over 2,000 participants.

There will be three activity centers anchoring the route (Wallace Marine Park, Riverfront Park, and the Capitol Mall), which will be spaces that feature fun, family-oriented activities like zumba, yoga, dancing, disc golf, bocce ball, soccer, bike safety skills and repair workshops, art, and music. There will also be a farmers market located in Wilson Park.

Salem Sunday Streets will be an opportunity to discover active transportation, safely engage in physical activity, and build community. Ultimately, the event will be an opportunity for temporarily transforming our community and streets into vibrant, people-centered spaces.

The route connects Wallace Marine Park, the Union St Bridge, Riverfront Park, Willamette University's campus, and the Capitol building.
From Wallace to the Capitol - No Cars on State Street!
Street closures include:
* State Street between Front Street and 12th Street
* Court Street NE between Cottage Street NE and 12th Street NE
* Cottage Street NE between State Street and Court Street NE
* Waverly Street NE between State Street and Court Street NE

Two additional street segments will be local access only:
* Water Street NE
* Church Street between Ferry Street SE and Court Street NE

These closures and access restrictions will be in place from approximately 10 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. Motorized vehicles are allowed to pass through the route at designated crossings and allowed on the route for emergency access.

In order to protect the health, safety, and general welfare of event participants, the event will be tobacco-free and zero-waste.

Salem Sunday Streets is made possible by community sponsors Salem Health, Oregon Department of Transportation, Kaiser Permanente, and Cherriots Rideshare.

For more information, including volunteer opportunities, please contact Corinne Fletcher,, or visit
If you want to table or have an idea for an activity along the route, here's the link to the "Activity Booth Registration" form. Registrations right now are open through August 23rd.

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