City of Eugene staff are working with Remix, a platform used to develop transit plans (including Lane Transit District), to pilot a new transportation planning tool. The platform allows users to develop street design scenarios, share them, and edit them in real time. Data layers, like crash locations and traffic volumes, can be uploaded to the platform to allow users to inform their designs and then share them with other agencies or the community.
The advantage for Remix Streets users is that they can draw up entire transportation networks quickly, see how they interact with one another, and determine how individual projects fit into a larger context. Reed Dunbar, Associate Transportation Planner, hopes that staff can use the platform to develop several design scenarios during project scoping that can be shared, edited, and evaluated so that the best design components from multiple scenarios can be incorporated into each project. The City of Eugene is one of six municipalities piloting the platform.