Polk Street Traffic Calming

Polk Street and 24th Avenue Traffic Calming Community Meeting Please join us at a community meeting to review a proposal for traffic calming on Polk Street (between 24th Avenue and 28th Avenue) and 24th Avenue (between Chambers Street and Friendly Street) to address speeding traffic. At the meeting we will review the proposal and receive public comments.

For years, the traffic calming chicanes on Polk Street formed by rumble strips, tubular makers, and concrete planters have been in a state of disrepair. Since this original installation, traffic calming techniques in Eugene have evolved to allow for new tools that help reduce speeding traffic while maintaining access for emergency vehicles on some of our more heavily traveled neighborhood streets. Speed Cushions are similar to Speed Humps and are 3-inches high, 14-feet long for the width of the street, and also have cut-outs for the wheel-path of emergency vehicles. On Polk Street, Speed Cushions are proposed at the locations of the four existing chicanes. In the proposal, the rumble strips would be removed and replaced with Speed Cushions while the concrete planters would remain.

Date:         Wednesday, October 19 
Time:         7:00 p.m.
Location:   Adams Elementary School Cafeteria (950 W. 22nd Avenue, Eugene, OR)
Presentation Materials

For more information, or if you are unable to attend the meeting and want to comment on the traffic calming proposal, contact Chris Henry, Transportation Planning Engineer, Eugene Public Works at 541-682-8472 or

More information about Eugene’s traffic calming program can be found on our website: http://www.eugene-or.gov/1729/Traffic-Calming