Q & A: Why doesn’t Alder Street allow through traffic at 32nd Street?


Public comment following a recent Traffic Impact Analysis has indicated that many neighbors believe it is unreasonably difficult to turn left onto Hilyard from 32nd Street at peak traffic times. Motorists often take Alder Alley to avoid it so that they can be dumped back out at the light.

Some have questioned why Alder Street does not allow through traffic to accommodate this (see below) and feel that this alley-way cut through is unsafe. Here’s the answer we received from the City of Eugene.

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Question: Why doesn’t Alder Street allow through traffic at 32nd Street?

Answer: The traffic diverter on Alder Street at 32nd Avenue was established by  Administrative Order 58-94-30 in 1994 in response to concerns from neighborhood residents about cut-through traffic.

Removal of the diverter to allow through traffic would be addressed by an administrative process similar to the one that led to its installation and would be managed by the Traffic Engineer, Matt Rodrigues at Matt.J.Rodrigues@ci.eugene.or.us.