Transportation Planning staff secured funding from the Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) to implement several neighborhood greenways that are 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 riding bicycles are more comfortable operating on local streets than on busy roadways. Currently 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 riding bicycles.
Actions to be taken via the Northeast Livable Streets project 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 (streets with high traffic volumes and speeds). View a complete project map here 2020 Project Map.
Although initial planning for the Northeast Livable Streets project began in 2012, it took several years to assemble funding and survey the project area. The project is scheduled for to be completed Summer 2020.
Northeast Livable Streets construction will start in late July 2020. There are ten specific improvement sites, eight of which will have enhanced crosswalks (including upgraded ramps to meet American Disabilities Act standards and new stripping and signage. Three of these locations will also have Rectangular Rapid Flashing Beacons to improve pedestrian viability while crossing. The remaining two locations will have sidewalk infill and widening to allow better access for people walking and biking.
For more information, or to submit comments, please contact Reed Dunbar, Transportation Planner, at 541-682-5727.