Northeast Eugene Livable Streets

Northeast Eugene Livable Streets

Project Description

The City of Eugene has received funding from the Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) to implement several neighborhood greenways identified in the Transportation Systems Plan (TSP). These projects will improve local transportation connections for walking and bicycling. The project area includes three neighborhoods in northeast Eugene (Cal Young Neighborhood Association, Harlow Neighbors, and Northeast Neighbors).


Most people biking are more comfortable operating on local streets than on busy roadways. Currently the City of Eugene’s northeast neighborhoods have a network of bike lanes on busy roads. The Northeast Livable Streets project will help create a secondary bike network of local streets, increasing the comfort level for people of all ages biking. 


Northeast Livable Streets project types include connecting the local street network (local streets with lower traffic volumes and speeds), adding pavement markings and wayfinding signs, and enhancing pedestrian crossings across arterial streets. View a complete project map here 2019 Project Map.


Timeline

For current information on transportation construction projects in Eugene, please go to www.tripcheck.com or visit the City of Eugene’s project web site at www.eugene-or.gov/roadwork.


While scoping of the Northeast Livable Streets project began in 2012, it took several years to assemble funding and survey the project area. The  delivery of projects is scheduled for  July of 2020.


Northeast Livebale Streets construction will start in late July. The planned improvements to major crossings will improve connectivity of Neighborhood Greenways in Northeast Eugene. There are ten specific improvement sites, eight of the ten locations will have enhanced crosswalks which include upgraded ramps to meet ADA standards, new stripping and signage, and three locations include RRFBs. The other two locations include sidewalk infill and widening to allow better access for people walking and biking.


Contact

For more information, or to submit comments, please contact Reed Dunbar, Transportation Planner, at 541-682-5727.