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Posted on: June 16, 2017

[ARCHIVED] Dozens of Bicycle and Pedestrian Improvements Scheduled for This Summer

Construction season is already underway and Eugene Public Works has a full slate of projects dedicated to making active transportation safer and more convenient. This spring and summer, construction crews will build several walking and biking projects to provide new and improved facilities and improve safety at these locations.

Several projects will be included in the work to rebuild and repave city streets.

  • Curb extensions, new ADA compliant sidewalk ramps, a raised mid-block crosswalk, bicycle shared lane markings, and an on-street bicycle corral were installed on 3rd Avenue between Washington and Lincoln streets.
  • Bike lanes and accessible sidewalk ramps will be added to 2nd Avenue from Chambers to Garfield streets. 
  • Curb extensions will be added to Jefferson Street at 12th and at Broadway and a raised intersection will be constructed at 15th and Jefferson. Crosswalks will be marked at 15th and Jefferson, Broadway and Jefferson and Broadway and Washington. ADA compliant ramps will be constructed along Jefferson from 8th to 18th avenues.
  • Curb extensions and marked crosswalks will be added at 12th and 15th avenues on Jefferson Street to shorten the street crossing distance to improve safety and convenience of people walking and biking. 

Money from the bicycle/pedestrian portion of the 2012 road bond, grants, and other funding sources will also be used to build many of the projects:

  • Pedestrian crossing island, marked crosswalk and stutter-flash beacon on Irvington Drive at Revell Street near Spring Creek Elementary School
  • Pedestrian crossing island and improved sidewalk access ramps on Royal Avenue near Throne Drive
  • School zone speed limit signs and flashers near the Village School on Willamette Street
  • Installation of buffered bike lanes and marked crosswalks on 24th Avenue between Amazon Parkway and Hilyard Street
  • Signs will be installed along the Ruth Bascom West Bank Path to provide better information about street and path connections.
  • Traffic calming speed cushions will be installed on Polk Street between 24th Avenue and 28th Avenue, 24th Avenue between Chambers Street and Friendly Street, and on Crest Drive just west of Lincoln Street
  • The 7,250 foot Jessen Path will extend along the south side of Golden Gardens Park from the Beltline Path west to Ohio Street. The path will be designed with human scale lighting for user safety but with shields to reduce skyward illumination and lighting of sensitive natural areas.
  • A pedestrian and bicycle bridge and connector paths will be constructed over Amazon Creek to connect the Fern Ridge Path to Commerce Street and the commercial and employment area near Target in west Eugene.  Sidewalk and street crossing improvements will also be part of this project.
  • Eugene and Lane Council of Governments are collaborating on a project to install ten to twelve automatic pedestrian and bicycle counters in Eugene and Springfield.  The data will be used for local and regional walking and biking planning programs.

 For more information about these projects, visit

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