A list of transportation projects to keep Eugeneans moving through the next 20 years is now available for public review and comment. This project list is important because, once adopted as a component of Eugene’s Transportation System Plan, it will guide how the City spends its limited transportation monies, for what purposes, and when. The Transportation System Plan will become an element of Envision Eugene, the City’s long-range plan for creating a future that is livable, sustainable, beautiful and prosperous.
Working from goals and objectives developed by the Transportation Community Resource Group, City staff filtered and prioritized a draft list of transportation projects. The Transportation Community Resource Group, a task force advising City staff about local transportation needs, structured their goals and objectives to integrate triple bottom line sustainability considerations, i.e. economy, equity, and environment, into the transportation plan from the outset.
The projects list is available on the project website at EugeneTSP.org/Resources,/a>. The Transportation Community Resource Group will review the project list on Tuesday February 25th, in the Bascom-Tykeson Room of the Eugene Library, 10:30 am – 1:00 pm.
After the project list is established, City staff will prepare cost estimates for these projects, craft policies that will guide future transportation decisions, coordinate non-construction programs (such as demand management, bus pass programs, and marketing), and package the Transportation System Plan for adoption by the City Council. The transportation plan is being coordinated with Envision Eugene, Lane Transit District’s Long-Range Transit Plan, the Eugene Pedestrian and Bicycle Master Plan, and other long-range plans in the region.
The public is invited to comment on all phases of Eugene’s Transportation System Plan. All materials are available online at EugeneTSP.org. For more information about the transportation system plan, please contact Senior Transportation Planner Kurt Yeiter at 541-682-8379, or visit the project website at EugeneTSP.org.