Community members still have a week to participate in an online survey about how best to improve the main streets that connect neighborhoods.
MovingAhead is a cooperative partnership of the City of Eugene and Lane Transit District (LTD that will prioritize transit, walking, and biking projects so they can be funded and built in the near future. MovingAhead builds upon transportation and land-use plans, including Envision Eugene, Springfield 2030, LTD’s Long-Range Transit Plan, and the Regional Transportation Plan. The project will support safe, accessible, and vibrant communities.
MovingAhead uses a six-step process:
1. Identify up-to seven corridors and determine the needs of people using transit, biking, and walking in each corridor.2. Develop concepts for how transit might work in these corridors and what improvements are needed for biking and walking.
3. Evaluate the concepts and determine if they meet the community’s needs.4. Select which corridors are most ready for near-term projects.
5. Refine corridor concepts and complete a study of environmental impacts and benefits.6. Design, fund, and build the projects.
In May 2015, more than 200 community members participated in MovingAhead workshops. Working in groups, participants tested different combinations of bike lanes, sidewalks, lanes for autos, and lanes for buses. Using the input gathered at the workshops, the project team developed concepts for how transit, sidewalk, and bike facilities could be improved in each corridor. The Eugene City Council and the Lane Transit District Board will meet jointly on Sept. 28 to receive an update on MovingAhead corridor screening
To complete the online survey , go to MovingAhead.org. Surveys must be completed by Monday, Sept. 21.