The 2014 Safe Routes to School project is nearing completion. To date, widened sidewalks and ramps upgraded to be in
compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) have been installed in the 22nd and Chambers school zone for the Arts & Technology Academy (ATA)/Family School. A majority of planned wayfinding signs have been put in around the city and bike hoops have been installed at ATA, as well as at Malabon and Irving elementary schools. All
legends and striping have been placed at locations around the city. In addition, the path to Malabon Elementary from
Ellsworth Street has been constructed.
Elements still to be completed include installation of the rectangular, rapid-flashing beacons at 18th and Friendly, and at 22nd and Jefferson, which is scheduled for the week of Dec. 15. Two bike shelters for Irving School should be installed by Dec. 12 and speed-reader signs on Royal Avenue will be installed soon as well. Knife River Corp., working under contract for the Eugene Public Works Department, is the general contractor for the projects with a total cost at approximately $575,000. The project has been funded by a federal Safe Routes to School grant administered by the Oregon Department of Transportation.