What Have We Heard?

The Envision Eugene has engaged in both broad outreach, where we talked with community members about all aspects of Envision Eugene, and in targeted outreach about specific topic areas. The targeted outreach reports are available by topic:
The Envision Eugene Team was out and about all summer, talking and listening to community members about 20-minute neighborhoods, Envision Eugene, and what residents want to see in the future. Look below to see some of what we've heard. 

Willakenzie Park - Party in the Parks


July 14

We talked to around 40 community members at this event! Some topics of interest were:

  • How transportation, including roads, paths and signals, impact the sense of a 20-minute trip
  • How different parts of the neighborhood and city have access to more or fewer destinations
  • What are the City's goals for 20-minute neighborhoods? Do you want everything to be like downtown?
Willakenzie Park
Willakenzie Park

Churchill Park - Party in the Parks


July 19


We talked to around 50 community members at this event! Some topics of interest were:

  • How do 20-minute neighborhoods happen? What is the City's role?
  • How do you manage pollution and toxicity from intense development, like downtown?
  • Support for "building up" with taller buildings as opposed to "building out" by expanding the urban growth boundary
Churchill Park
Churchill Park

Downtown - Sunday Streets


July 31


We talked to around 80 community members at this event! Some topics of interest were:

  • How can community members get involved in City Boards and Commissions?
  • We need more housing variety - more types of homes to choose from
  • Infrastructure that supports walking and biking (paths, sidewalks and bridges) is important
  • In many ways, the western half of Eugene feels like an entirely separate town
Downtown Sunday Streets1
Downtown Sunday Streets2

Friendly Area Neighbors Picnic


July 31


We talked to around 25 community members at this event! Some topics of interest were:

  • Avoid Class 1 farmland, our ability to grow food should be our first priority
  • We should support secondary dwelling units
  • Better pedestrian and bike connections should be built, like pedestrian bridges over busy streets
FAN 1

Downtown - First Friday Artwalk


August 5


We talked to around 30 community members at this event! Some topics of interest were:

  • Homelessness and gentrification are major issue for Eugene
  • Some residents would really like Eugene to stop growing at all
  • Transit connections are difficult to make when the downtown station is such a hub
Artwalk 1
Artwalk 2

Bethel Community Park - Party in the Parks


August 9


We talked to around 40 community members at this event! Some topics of interest were:

  • This part of town needs a lot more restaurants
  • Bike paths to connect Bethel to the rest of town would be great
  • Echo Hollow Pool is a favorite in this area!
Bethel Park 2

Bethel Family Fun Night


August 11


We talked to around 35 community members at this event! Some topics of interest were:

  • There are not as many amenities north of Barger
  • The busses are good, and get used a lot
  • Having two close-by recreation centers is great!
Bethel FFN

Awbrey Park - Party in the Parks


August 16


We talked to around 30 community members at this event! Some topics of interest were:

  • We need more restaurants and grocery stores
  • The area needs more parks that have been developed, and we support bringing in land for a new community park
  • I love how safe it is to walk in this area
Awbrey park 1

River Road Community Organization Picnic


August 21

We talked to around 25 community members at this event!
Some topics of interest were:


  • Can we transform commercial areas to mixed use as a way to manage growth and density?
  • We want both EmX and big street trees along River Road
  • Walkability is very important!
River Road Picnic

First Friday Art Walk/Fiesta Cultural


September 2

We talked to around 60 community members at this event!
Some topics of interest were:


  • It is very important to protect agricultural land both inside and outside the UGB.
  • Our bus and transit system would benefit from significant upgrades, including connections to high speed rail.
  • Some frustrations with the City stem from a sense of unequal representation and challenges around the process for communication.
Fiesta Cultural 2
Fiesta Cultural