Completed Planning Projects
Alder Street will be 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. The City of Eugene Transportation System Plan 2035 (TSP) identifies Alder Street as a Neighborhood Greenway from 24th Avenue to 35th Avenue. The repaving of streets provides an opportunity to implement projects from the TSP. In this case, neighborhood greenway elements could be added to the project.
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.)
Construction of traffic calming speed cushions was completed in April of 2015. Neighbors agreed to go forward with construction of the traffic calming devices following two community meetings on December 18, 2014 and January 22, 2015 at the Willakenzie Grange Hall. The traffic calming installation responds to neighborhood concern about speed traffic and the safety of children traveling to Willakenzie Park.