The City of Eugene is applying for several bicycle/pedestrian projects through a state transportation grant program. The City needs your support if these projects are to be funded. Please review the project summaries on our website and submit an email or letter of endorsement to the individual listed under “Get Involved”. This is a very competitive grant program and your participation will be an important part of how each decision maker evaluates project proposals in your neighborhood.
- Amazon Active Transportation Corridor: adds three pedestrian bridges across Amazon Creek, rebuilds Rexius Trail, builds separated two-way cycle track on West Amazon Drive, extends Amazon Path south to Tugman Park. (Southeast Neighbors)
- Jessen Path: 12’ concrete path on south side of Golden Gardens Park (Active Bethel Citizens) that will connect the beltline path to Ohio Street.
- NE Livable Streets: develop bicycle boulevard network in northeast Eugene (Northeast Neighbors, Cal Young Neighbors, Harlow Neighbors) and improve pedestrian crossings.
- SmartTrips: individualized marketing strategy to increase walking, bicycling, and transit for daily transportation by providing information and support programming. (Active Bethel Citizens)
Please let your decision makers know if you would like any of these projects funded by submitting comments to the MPC or LaneACT. Or attend a public hearing and let them know your preferences for how this region allocates transportation funding.
MPC Public Hearing: Thursday, December 13th from 11:30 AM to 1:30 PM in the Bascom-Tykeson Room at the Eugene Public Library (100 W 10th Avenue, Eugene)
LaneACT Public Hearing: Wednesday, January 9th from 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM in the McLane Room at ODOT (644 A Street, Springfield)