Transportation Options: Strategies for a Growing Eugene

Showing an entire range of transportation options on Eugene streets

We're a Growing City

By 2035, we expect to have 42,000 more residents in Eugene. If all those new residents drive cars, the road traffic we are already experiencing—and related greenhouse gas emissions and safety concerns—will continue to increase unless we make different choices as a community.  

To accommodate the expected growth, reduce traffic, and meet Eugene’s climate commitments – City Council set a goal of tripling the number of trips made by foot, bike, and bus by 2035. Achieving this will require us to drive less and walk, bike or take the bus a lot more often. That's a tall order for some of us, so the City is looking at ways to make sustainable transportation more convenient through new building design, apartment-based programs and design, and commuter incentives. The project is called Transportation Options: Strategies for a Growing Eugene


TDM Commute to Work Trips


What this Project Does

Transportation Options: Strategies for a Growing Eugene is: 

  1. Identifying opportunities in the planning and development process to ensure new development promotes a safe multimodal transportation system.
  2. Exploring if and how employers could be incentivized or required to develop transportation programs that would reduce the number of employees driving alone to work. 

This process will result in an update to the traffic impact analysis (TIA) process for new development as well as an evaluation of the City's transportation demand management (TDM) programs related to new construction and employers.

Project Timeline

TDM Project Timeline - ending in Summer of 2021

  1. Project Library
  2. Stakeholder Engagement
  3. FAQs

Project Overview 

Get a sense for the project overall. TIA and TDM Policies


Current Conditions Report 

Understand where Eugene currently stands with its Traffic Impact Analysis (TIA) process and its Transportation Demand Management (TDM) policies. 


Best Practices Report 

City-wide strategies for reducing carbon emissions and traffic are not new—just newer for Eugene. We’re learning from other Cities who have made headway in this area: Aspen, CO, Bellingham, WA, Pasadena, CA, Fort Collins, CO, Santa Monica, CA, and Boulder, CO. 


Stakeholder Involvement Plan

We’re reaching out to the community through presentations and focus groups with stakeholders including employers, developers, nonprofits, community advocates, and agency partners.   


Transportation Impact Analysis (TIA) Recommendations

It was decided over the course of this project that changes to the TIA policy to focus on moving people — rather than vehicles — would require adoption of a new methodology. Read the consultant's recommendations for the development of a new methodology and the future of TIAs in Eugene.  

Contact Us

Larisa Varela (she/her)

Transportation Planner

lvarela@eugene-or.gov

(541)501-0351