The Northeast Livable Streets projects will upgrade major crossings, increasing connectivity and improving local transportation connections for people walking and biking in Northeast Eugene. The projects will enhance pedestrian crossings across arterial streets (streets with high traffic volumes and speeds) and add pavement markings and wayfinding signs.
The City of Eugene Transportation 13th Avenue Bikeway project features a two-way protected bike lane on 13th Avenue from Downtown Eugene to Campus (between Lincoln Street and Alder Street). The bikeway provides a dedicated bike connection between Downtown and Campus; improving traffic flow, safety, and comfort.
The City of Eugene Transportation Safe Routes to School (SRTS) Enhancement projects focus on improving the safety of street crossings for children walking and biking to school. Project design elements include dispersed school speed zone flashers, speed readers, and enhanced pedestrian crossings featuring pedestrian islands, curb extensions, and RRFBs.
The Amazon Active Transportation Corridor project was in development since 2012 and was finally completed in 2019. It implements part of 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 built the southern end of the "Ridgeline to River" pathway. (A future projects is planned for 2020-21 to extend the bikeway north on High Street from 19th Avenue to 6th Avenue.)
Alder Street was repaved in 2019 from 24th Avenue to 27th Avenue. The pavement replacement project includes rehabilitating the existing pavement by resurfacing the existing pavement, replacing striping, and updating sidewalk access ramps for universal access. Funding for the project comes from the voter-approved 2017 Pavement Bond Measure.