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Posted on: November 8, 2023

[ARCHIVED] 55 New Walking, Biking and Safety Projects Approved by City Council

Move EUG, shaping our sustainable transportation future

Between 2025-2029, Eugene will see $15 million dollars of Street Repair Bond funding allocated to walking, biking, safety and street tree projects. The list and map of the 55 selected projects can be found on the Move EUG webpage

How did the City decide which projects to fund? 

  • Community Engagement: Between March and May 2023, staff listened to community members through in-person events, online tools like a map and survey, and targeted outreach with partners. Overall, we heard over 1,300 project ideas from community members. Review the Community Engagement Report to learn more about our process.  
  • Data Analysis: Staff spent summer 2023 manually reviewing each of the 1,300 comments and project ideas, ranking them based on safety, equity, and travel demand. Visit the Move EUG webpage for more information about the data used to rank projects. 
  • Refinement: Once the projects were ranked with objective data, staff adjusted the projects to make sure each ward received funding and that the projects were feasible and contributed to the overall active transportation network.  

What happens to all the project ideas that weren't funded?  

  • Transportation System Plan Update: Staff will review the existing Transportation System Plan, which includes a list of walking and biking projects. Many of the projects identified by community members during Move EUG will be added to the current list. This ensures that they will be considered for future funding.  
  • Large Projects: Some projects identified by the community ranked high but were too large to fund with bond funding. These large, high-ranking projects make good candidates for grant funding opportunities. Staff will be able to use the robust community engagement and data driven process of Move EUG to justify and support future grant funding applications. 
  • Active Transportation Strategic Plan: Some of the 1,300 comments received during Move EUG weren't for infrastructure projects but were programmatic ideas instead. Transportation programs include Breakfast at the Bike Bridges, the Get There Challenge, Employer Incentives, and more. Staff will use the comments from Move EUG to inform the next update of the Active Transportation Strategic Plan.  

What happens next with the 55 new projects? 

  • Community Engagement: Move EUG only identified projects and allocated funding. The specifics of each project will need careful planning, including engaging the surrounding community. The level of engagement for each project will depend on the scale and impacts of that particular project. 
  • Engineering: Once a project is planned, it will move into the engineering stage. This is where the specific and detailed design is drafted by engineers. This stage includes communication with residents, property owners, and businesses that are directly impacted by a project.

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