Transportation Options: Strategies for a Growing Eugene
We're a Growing City
By 2035, we expect to have 50,000 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 seta 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.
Transportation Options: Strategies for a Growing Eugene, a review of the City's transportation demand management policies and programs, is:
Identifying opportunities in the planning and development process to ensure new development promotes a safe multimodal transportation system.
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.