Smarttrips 2018: West Eugene
Thanks for participating in smarttrips: West Eugene! Over xxx kits were delivered to more than xx% of the neighborhood.
The final report will be published soon!
During the summer of 2018, the smarttrips: Eugene program came to the Churchill and Far West neighborhoods. The program was called smarttrips: West Eugene and reached a total of xxxx households with the goal of improving livability by encouraging residents to walk, bike, take transit, and carpool more often.
Approximately xxx% or xxxx households of target area residents requested smarttrips materials. Some of those participants also participated in one or more of our 10 smarttrips: West Eugene events. The City of Eugene also added over xxx new email contacts to its monthly Transportation Options e-newsletter, InMotion, as a result of the program.
Over the course of the program, the target area saw an increase in walking and bicycling. This target area was selected because it has good walking and bicycling infrastructure in the Ruth Bascom River Bank Path, with many low speed neighborhood streets, local schools, and frequent transit service along River Road. The neighborhood has an active Neighborhood Association and engaged community members with a supportive culture around active transportation.
The program evaluated residents’ shifts in travel behavior using a household travel diary and opinion survey administered before and after the program.
According to survey responses, residents of the smarttrips: West Eugene area:
- Increased bicycling trips by xx%
- Increased walking trips by xx%
Residents in the West Eugene target area also showed support and awareness for more walking and biking in Eugene. Of the survey respondents, xx% support the City’s effort to promote transportation options. In a supplemental participant survey, xx% of respondents who received a travel tools smartkit reported that the materials they received were useful. In addition, xx% of respondents who attended an event said the event helped them make more of their trips using transportation options. Finally, xx% of respondents stated that they now consider all trip options before deciding how to travel.
The smarttrips: River Road program began in June and ran through September 2017. The smarttrips: River Road neighborhood offered its residents educational information such as neighborhood maps, safety pamphlets and other great prizes such as pedestrian lights. The neighborhood map highlighted the local neighborhood amenities and helped residents navigate their neighborhoods through alternative modes of transportation such as walking, biking or taking the bus. The smarttrips: River Road program an order rate of smartkits with a total 13.1% participant rate which was over 700 kits.
The smarttrips: South-Central program began in June and ran through September 2015. The smarttrips: South-Central neighborhood offered its residents educational information such as neighborhood maps, safety pamphlets and other great prizes such as pedestrian lights. The neighborhood map highlighted the local neighborhood amenities and helped residents navigate their neighborhoods through alternative modes of transportation such as walking, biking or taking the bus. The smarttrips: South-Central program had the highest rate of order smartkits with a total 16.5% participant rate which was over 1,000 kits.
The 2013 smarttrips:Bethel program began in June and ran through September 2013.
The East Bethel neighborhood offers its residents easy access to shopping centers and over 5 community centers and parks! The smarttrips: Bethel program highlighted these neighborhood amenities and shows residents how they can easily get around in their neighborhood without having to use a car.
The 2011 smarttrips: Central program began in June 2011 and ended in September. This program included residents living in the Trainsong, Jefferson/Westside, and Whiteaker neighborhoods.
Highlights from the smarttrips: Central program include Bicycle Maintenance classes, Sweet Treats rides and walks, Breakfast at the Bike Bridges and the first-ever Eugene Sunday Streets.
smarttrips 2010: Harlow
The first smarttrips neighborhood was the Harlow neighborhood (including a small portion of the Cal Young neighborhood). The 2010 smarttrips: Harlow neighborhood was centered around Coburg Road, and included the area between I-5 and Gilham Rd/Oakway Golf Course, and from the Randy Pape Beltline Hwy to Hwy I-105.
Highlights from the smarttrips: Harlow program include Street Skills for Families and Safe Routes to Schools bicycle education and workshops, Delta Ponds Bridge Preview ride and the Walk There: Rose Garden tour.