Amazon Active Transportation Corridor

  
The Amazon Active Transportation Corridor project has been in development since 2012.  It seeks to implement the "Ridgeline to River" path concept envisioned by city leaders since the development of the Amazon Path.  In summary, the "Ridgeline to River" corridor would connect the Ridgeline Trail and Spencer's Butte in south Eugene to the Ruth Bascom Riverbank Path and Willamette River on the north.  A portion of this corridor is already constructed - the Amazon Path is a 12' concrete path from 34th Avenue to 19th Avenue.  The Amazon Active Transportation Corridor project builds the southern end of the "Ridgeline to River" pathway. (A future projects is planned for 2019-20 to extend the bikeway north on High Street from 19th Avenue to 6th Avenue.)

 

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Project Components

Fall 2018

  • Construction of a two-way protected bike lane on the west side of East Amazon Drive from Dillard Road to Hilyard Street as part of the “Ridgeline to River Corridor” that will connect the Ridgeline trail system to the Ruth Bascom Riverfront Path system. Building the protected bikeway entails removing parking from E. Amazon Drive.
  • Construction of a bicycle signal to help bike riders get to and from the southeast to northwest corner of Hilyard and E. Amazon Dr./33rd Ave.
  • Extend the buffered bike lane on W. Amazon from Fox Hollow to Snell.
  • Extension of the Amazon Path on the west side of Hilyard Street from 34th Alley south to 36th Place.

Summer 2019

  • Full reconstruction of the soft-surface running trail along both sides of Amazon Creek.
  • Three new walking and biking bridges will be installed across Amazon Creek connecting East and West Amazon Drives.  The bridges will be installed near 37th, 39th, and Dillard Road.  The existing bridge at 39th Avenue will be removed.

To be constructed by 2020

  • A fourth walking and biking bridge will be installed across Amazon Creek connecting East and West Amazon Drives near 34th Avenue.
  • The path along Hilyard Street will be extend to the south end of Tugman Park.

 

Please direct any comments or questions to Reed Dunbar, Transportation Planner, at 541-682-5727. 

Amazon Active Transportation Corridor Poster