ADA Transition Plan for the Public Right-Of-Way

Salem's ADA Transition Plan for the Public Right-of-Way

In 2023, the City updated its ADA Transition Plan for the public right-of-way.

What is the ADA Transition Plan for the Public Right-of-Way?

Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990 is a civil rights statute created to protect persons with disabilities against discrimination in all areas of public life. This updated ADA Transition Plan for the Public Right-of-Way (ADA Transition Plan) considers the future development and management of curb ramps and audible pedestrian signals with the goal of accessibility for all within the right-of-way.

ADA Transition Plan Advisory Committee

Advisory Committee

This committee assisted with updating the ADA Transition Plan by:

  • Helping inform stakeholders about the City's plan and processes regarding the removal of barriers to accessibility with the City's right of way
  • Identifying where gaps currently exist in the right-of-way

Advisory Committee members represented organizations that advocate for and serve disabled populations in Salem.

List of Members

Advisory Committee Members

  • Timothy Rocak – Garten Services
  • Penelope Moffatt – Shangri-La
  • Julie Luedtke – NW Senior and Disability Services
  • Krista Gallagher – Oregon Deaf & Hard of Hearing Services Program
  • Julie Vranna – Willamette ESD
  • Kevin Ehrenshaft – Oregon Commission for the Blind
  • Lesley Johnson – Senior Advocate
  • Ben Sawyer – Salem Area Mass Transit District

Relationship to Other Plans

The ADA Transition Plan pulled from adopted City plans, including the Salem Transportation System Plan, the Capital Improvement Plan, City of Salem Design Standards, and the Salem Revised Code. It will also inform future changes to these plans and regulations.