Most Recent Version of Draft Vision Statement, Goals, Policies, and Actions

Draft Vision Statement

The integrated transportation system in River Road and Santa Clara is safe, efficient, and accessible for people of all ages, abilities, and socio-economic levels who choose to bike, walk, drive, or use public transit. This system supports redevelopment, economic opportunity and affordable, convenient access to daily needs. The design of the transportation system enhances the sense of place and responds to the evolving needs of the community. Our transportation system is environmentally responsible and supports low carbon transportation options.

Draft Goals

Goal 4Ensure a safe transportation system for all users. 

Goal 5: Promote a connected and efficient multi-modal transportation system that is equitable and affordable.

Goal 6: Plan for a transportation system that is future oriented, environmentally responsible and transitions to zero carbon.

Draft Policies and Actions

Review the most recent draft policies and actions for the Transportation Goals below.

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  1. Goal 4
  2. Goal 5
  3. Goal 6
  4. Working Group Materials

Goal 4

Ensure a safe transportation system for all users.


Improve safety and access for pedestrians and bicyclists.


Implement Safe Routes to Schools program (SRTS) working with 4J and Bethel SRTS, City of Eugene and Lane County.

a. Promote the construction of bike lanes/paths and sidewalks on main routes to schools.  

b. Provide pedestrian/bike bridge over Beltline in a location West of River Road to improve quality of access to North Eugene High School. 


Implement protected pedestrian and bike lanes that address evolving neighborhood needs and increase access to services for all.  

a. Adopt new street standards that allow for more flexible sidewalk and bike lane design, and natural swales that clean stormwater, provide wildlife habitat, and ensure longevity.  

b. Major Collectors: Separate bike lanes from traffic along River Road and on major corridors using buffered or protected lanes.  

c. Local Streets: Use pavement markings and signage to identify walking, bicycling, and driving spaces on local streets, where appropriate.  

d. Develop a plan and install a system of walking and bicycling wayfinding signs throughout RR/SC.


Sidewalks: Inventory needs for sidewalk infill and seek funding/incentives for prioritized infill projects. Share inventory and priorities with city and county on a regular basis. 

a. Communicate with adjacent property owners when designing and constructing new sidewalks. Provide opportunities for input as the design allows.

b. Allow neighborhood pathways in alleys, right of way, etc that connect discontinuous streets for cyclists and pedestrians.  

c. Respect neighborhood character, increase access to services for all, and ensure public safety.

d. Improve lighting to make biking and walking safer (emphasis in Santa Clara).  


Crosswalks: Mark crosswalks on major corridors and collectors with pavement markings.

a. Plan for ADA approved crosswalks at regular intervals along River Road. 

b. Encourage installation of user-actuated pedestrian signals near schools, where appropriate; for example across Spring Creek at Aubrey Park Elementary School.

c. Install crosswalks at bus stop amenities and river access streets. 


Riverfront Paths: Implement safety measures and amenities along riverfront bicycle/pedestrian paths. 


Create lighted, paved pedestrian and bicycle access to the path from the neighborhoods. Consider connections to commercial areas, integrate with bus stop locations, and provide access for people with disabilities. 


Create interactive features (signage, placards, maps, etc.) at intervals along the paths, and on the streets leading to the river path. 


Install motion activated lighting along pathway. 


Install emergency call boxes along pathway. 


Explore methods for providing surveillance and more frequent police patrolling of pathway. 


Build path in manner that provides a smooth travel surface. 


Create a mechanism by which travelers can voluntarily contribute funds for the pathway (i.e. fee boxes). 


Support development of access paths/trails from river path to businesses on River Road. 


Ensure all paths and access points are maintained for use including the removal of vegetation and debris.

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