Franklin Boulevard Transformation

Graphic of a street with all transportation modes, individuals walking, biking, waiting for a bus

As the city of Eugene grows, so too does its transportation needs. Over the past century, Franklin Boulevard has undergone major changes and continues to evolve. Once a dirt road, it grew to be paved, to include railroad tracks for Southern Pacific, to have those tracks removed and relocated, to be widened into a four-lane superhighway, and then to include the EmX. 


Currently, the City of Eugene is working hard to transform Franklin Boulevard once more so that it becomes a street that is pleasant, accessible, and safe for people using all modes of transportation. This could include protected bikeways, pedestrian paths, and efficient public transit.  

Franklin Blvd Through the Years

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Franklin Blvd Transformation Factsheet

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Project Timeline

The project planning and design phase is anticipated to take place January through November 2019.


Design Discovery Workshop #1:

January 28th - 31st, 2019

A four-day workshop where the City will gather community feedback and incorporate it into an initial design concept for a transformed Franklin Boulevard.


Project Alternatives Evaluation and Screening:

February - May 2019

Following the first design workshop, project alternatives will be developed.


Design Refinement Workshop #2:
May 2019
A second workshop will present the project alternatives to the community so that they may benefit from community input and be revised.


Project Alternatives Design and Refinement:
May - August 2019
Following the second design workshop, project alternatives will be refined and evaluated for a final design concept.


Corridor Analysis and Recommendation Report:
August - November 2019
A report presenting the final analysis of the opportunities and constraints involved with transforming Franklin Boulevard, as well as final recommendations for how to design and implement an updated Franklin Boulevard.