Upcoming Transportation Projects
The 13th Avenue Bikeway will feature a two-way protected bike lane on 13th Avenue from Alder Street to Lincoln Street linking the University of Oregon campus to downtown Eugene. Protected bike lanes provide physical separation between the bikeway and travel lanes. To facilitate two-way traffic, signalized intersections will have bike-only signal phases to prevent turning conflicts between automobile drivers and people riding bicycles. Learn more here.
In February 2018, City staff informed the Eugene City Council that the current pilot design for South Willamette Street would be made permanent with an upcoming pavement preservation project. The project, which will begin in the Spring of 2020, will replace sidewalks, driveways, and access ramps; and add pedestrian-scale street lighting and rain gardens on side streets to treat stormwater. This past year utility companies have been carrying out work along the corridor to upgrade utilities and services so that once the street is paved they won’t have to cut into it for that work. Learn more here.
We offer resources for planning your commute to work, the grocery store, or around town. Whether you want to try walking, biking, bus transit, bike share, car share or carpooling we have you covered. Information, maps, resources and more.
We offer creative programming centered around active transportation and transportation options including Eugene Sunday Streets open streets, Breakfast at the Bike Bridges, Party in the Parks, May is Bike Month, and more!
SmartTrips programs provide a fun, interactive way for a specific target neighborhood to reduce their drive-alone trips and increase the number of trips taken by walking, bicycling, using transit, carpooling or sharing rides. SmartTrips 2020 will take place in Downtown Eugene.
Know Before You Go
Eugene offers a variety of travel choices to community members including motor vehicles, bicycles, walking, and transit. All transportation users are responsible for ensuring their safety and the safety of others around them. Obeying posted speed limits, stopping for pedestrians in crosswalks, and obeying all traffic controls, such as stop signs, prevents user conflicts and keeps the system working smoothly.
In November of 2015, the Eugene City Council adopted a Vision Zero Resolution that set as official policy the vision zero goal that no loss of life or serious injury on Eugene’s transportation system is acceptable.
Internship & Engagement Opportunities
Active Transportation Committee meetings are held on the second Thursday of each month in the Sloat Conference Room at the Eugene Atrium Building (99 W. 10th Ave) from 5:30 to 7:30 pm. All meetings are open to the public.
The Transportation Team offers competitive internships for students. The internships provide opportunities to earn academic credits, gain practical skills in a professional environment, and explore career paths.