Downtown Salem Parking Changes in Response to COVID-19 Pandemic
Story by by Oregon Herald staff
Salem, Ore. – The City of Salem continues to alter downtown Salem parking during the COVID-19 pandemic to allow downtown customers to conduct their business quickly, to protect or community by limiting exposure and risk, and returning home to respect the State of Oregon stay-at-home order.
Beginning Wed., Apr. 1, 2020 at 4 p.m., downtown Salem visitors and residents will experience the following changes:
- Temporary closure of Chemeketa and Marion Parkades; Liberty and Pringle Parkades will remain open
- Temporary suspension of 3-hour time limits in downtown parking district
- Temporary suspension of fees at meters
The City will continue to enforce:
- Disabled parking so that ADA parking is available for those who need them
- Parking that blocks fire hydrants, inhibits traffic or the delivery of goods, or creates hazards
- Parking permits in Residential Permit Zones as demand for on-street spaces during the COVID-19 pandemic may exceed the number of on-street spaces
- Short-term parking spaces and loading zones used to meet business needs (15-minute, 30-minute, and loading zones)
- All other parking regulations
Thank you for your patience as our community continues to adapt to the effects of the evolving COVID-19 pandemic.
During the parkade closures, visitors and permit holders can park long term on-street in 3-hour parking spaces only. Permit holders can email the Permit Application Center at [email protected]">[email protected] to cancel their parking permit (provide name, tag number, and parking location). Parking permit holders are asked to keep their parking tag if they plan to reinstate their permit at a later date. Reinstatement of parking permits can be requested by email.
For general questions regarding parking, please email [email protected] or call 503-540-2495.Si necesita ayuda para comprender esta información, por favor llame 503-588-6178.