What is Move EUG?
Move EUG is a planning project led by the City’s Transportation Planning Team to identify and prioritize walking, biking, and safety programs and infrastructure projects throughout Eugene. Move EUG will help guide the city in our work to make walking, biking, rolling, and taking the bus more accessible and enjoyable in addition to making all ways of traveling safer for everyone in Eugene.
Move EUG has three main objectives:
- Develop a list of walking, biking, and safety infrastructure projects that will be recommended to City Council for funding through the 2025-2029 Street Repair Bond Measure,
- Update the walking and biking infrastructure project lists in the Eugene 2035 Transportation System Plan, and
- Develop a list of programmatic ideas to encourage more trips by walking, biking, rolling, and taking the bus. This list will help inform a future update to Eugene’s Active Transportation Strategic Plan.
How can I be involved?
We want to hear about your experience traveling in Eugene! Where do you feel comfortable? What areas or movements feel unsafe? What kinds of infrastructure and programs would encourage you to walk, bike, and roll more?
Visit the Move EUG Engage Eugene page to share infrastructure ideas on an interactive map; take a survey to tell us how you feel about walking, biking, and safety in Eugene; and learn more about the Move EUG timeline, including when and where in-person events will be held!
More about infrastructure projects and the 2025-2029 Street Repair Bond Measure
The 2025-2029 Street Repair Bond Measure sets aside money for walking, biking, safety, and street tree projects. City staff are charged with drafting a specific project list for each category of bond funding. The Transportation Planning Team, through the Move EUG project, will identify walking, biking, and safety projects. The City’s Urban Forestry team will identify street tree projects. The Eugene City Council will approve the final project list.
Move EUG will gather community suggestions for new infrastructure projects and get community feedback on existing planned projects. Existing projects come from documents such as the city’s long range transportation system plan (TSP), Vision Zero Action Plan, and more.
Once project ideas and feedback have been collected, all projects will be run through prioritization matrices and ranked, creating a prioritized list of projects that best help us meet city goals.
The draft prioritized project list of walking, biking, and safety projects will be shared with the community for feedback before going to the Eugene City Council for approval by November 1, 2023.
More about the programs and Eugene's Active Transportation Strategic Plan
The list of programmatic ideas to encourage more trips by walking, biking, rolling, and taking the bus developed during Move EUG will help inform an update to Eugene’s Active Transportation Strategic Plan. Eugene’s Active Transportation Strategic Plan is not a regulatory plan, nor will it be adopted as policy by City Council. The plan will be adopted administratively and serve as a guide for city staff, community members, and organizations to use as we work toward a common vision. The plan will support Eugene’s 2035 Transportation System Plan (TSP) and will refer to the policies and suggested actions in the TSP throughout.
The plan will have specific, assignable actions for implementing the goals. The actions will be broken into five strategies relating to the “Six E’s”: Education, Encouragement, Enforcement, Engineering, Evaluation & Planning and Equity (Equity does not have its own strategy but is included in each of the five other strategy sections).
To help guide the implementation of the plan, City staff, the Active Transportation Committee, and the community will prioritize the actions into short term (1-2 years), mid-term (3-5 years), long term (5+ years) and continuous/ongoing.
The actions in the plan will be used to:
- Guide City of Eugene Transportation Team staff, other City staff, divisions and department, and the Active Transportation Committee in their work to make Eugene more walkable, bikeable, and rollable; and
- Involve the community in a concerted, structured effort to improve the experience of walking, biking and rolling in Eugene; and
- Help coordinate the activities and programs of many different organizations, non-profit agencies, and government agencies that promote walking, biking, and rolling in Eugene.
Move EUG Question and Answer:
Why are we doing this project?
Eugene’s existing Active Transportation Strategic Plan was last updated in 2020 and the 2025-2029 Street Repair Bond measure passed was passed by voters in 2022. The need to update the strategic plan and identify projects for bike, pedestrian, and safety bond funds means now is the perfect time to take a fresh look at walking, biking, rolling, and safety needs in Eugene.
More comfortable infrastructure and positive walk, bike, and roll programing can help encourage community members and visitors to make more trips on foot as well as by bike and other rolling devices, this includes trips to bus stops! Increasing the number of trips made by walking, biking, rolling, and by bus will help the city meet climate, equity, and livability goals.
Investments in walking , biking, and rolling, aka “active transportation”, provide additional transportation options to all community members but can be particularly impactful for community members without cars. Walking, biking, and rolling trips that replace car trips also cut down on greenhouse gas emissions, keep roadways in good condition for longer, and help make Eugene a more vibrant and livable city.
What’s the timeline?
- January-March: Constructing engagement plan, assembling materials and maps
- March-May: Public engagement
- May-June: Project and program sorting and compilation
- June-July: Project and program ranking
- August: Sharing of ranked project list with stakeholders. Reviewing ranked programs with City’s Active Transportation Committee, stakeholders, and general community. Adjust and refine project list (if needed)
- September - October: Bring draft project list to City Council. Bring draft program list to the Active Transportation Committee. Adjust as needed based on feedback. Project list must go to Eugene City Council for approval by November 1, 2023
- November onward: Transportation Planning Team begins drafting update to larger Active Transportation Strategic Plan
How can I be involved?
There are lots of ways to be involved in Move EUG! Check out the Move EUG Engage Eugene page to engage with us online, see a list of in-person events to attend, and sign up for project email updates.
If you have infrastructure project ideas, share them with us through our interactive online map. You can show us where you think future projects are needed by visiting the map and dropping project pins. You can also attend one of our in-person events to see paper maps and ask questions about the project. If you have program ideas, share them via the online survey/comment box, or come chat with us at an event. As always, you’re welcome to call or email city staff with questions and suggestions.
- Shane Rhodes, Transportation Options Program Manager: firstname.lastname@example.org | 541-556-3553. Connect with Shane if you have transportation program questions and suggestions.
- Catherine Rohan, Associate Transportation Planner: email@example.com | 541-682-8472. Connect with Catherine if you have transportation infrastructure questions and suggestions.
- Willow Hamilton, Community Engagement Coordinator: firstname.lastname@example.org | 541-682-5471. Connect with Willow if you have questions and suggestions about community outreach and engagement.
How will you get community engagement?
We’re spreading the word far and wide about this project. We plan to use the following tools and techniques to let people know about Move EUG and how to provide input.
- Staked yard signs along shared use paths
- Bookmarks at library checkouts and other locations across the city
- Postcard mailers to select neighborhoods
- Social media and newsletter posts
- Target group tabling events
- General tabling events
- One in-person open house
- Several online open houses