Lincoln Street Bikeway Project

Introduction 


What is the project?

Eugene has received money from the Oregon Department of Transportation to design and build an all ages and abilities bike facility on Lincoln Street between 13th Avenue and 5th Avenue. Check out the Lincoln Street Bike Project Engage Eugene page to see the preferred street design. 


Why Lincoln Street?

Lincoln Street is a low traffic street that fills out the city’s existing bike network, as it connects the 13th Avenue protected bikeway and the 5th Avenue bike lanes.  A bike network works best when all the pieces are filled in, Lincoln Street is one of those missing pieces!


Why are we doing this project?

The City of Eugene is committed to a vision of zero traffic deaths and life altering injuries, reducing green house gas emissions, and providing more transportation options to all community members. Constructing an all ages and abilities bike facility on Lincoln Street moves the city a step closer to meeting all of those goals.


What’s the timeline?

  • Fall and Winter 2023 - Community outreach to determine ideal bike facility design
  • 2024 – Engineering work to draw up final plan set
  • 2025 – Construction

FAQs


What is an all ages and abilities bike facility? 

The answer to that question is in the name! An all ages and abilities bike facility is bicycle infrastructure that can be used safely and comfortable by people off all ages and abilities. This includes school-age children, seniors, women, people of color, people with disabilities, and confident cyclists. Not every all ages and abilities bike facility looks the same. The specific design of an all ages and abilities bike facility will vary based on a street’s vehicle volumes, vehicle speeds, and other attributes.

See the National Association of City Transportation Officials’ (NACTO) webpage for designing for all ages and abilities for more information. 


How can I be involved?

General engagement for the Lincoln Street Bikeway Project has ended. Thank you to those that contributed. You can continue to reach out to Catherine Rohan at crohan@eugene-or.gov with questions and project suggestions.

Check out the Lincoln Street Bike Project Engage Eugene page to see the preferred street design and read the community engagement report. 


Will the project remove parking?

Yes, the design for Lincoln Street will remove 13 on-street parking spaces on the east side of Lincoln Street between 11th Avenue and 13th Avenue. All other on-street parking will remain.