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Posted on: October 17, 2019

[ARCHIVED] Central Eugene in Motion Open House Delayed

The Tuesday, Oct. 22 Alternatives Review Open House has been rescheduled to Nov. 19 to complete traffic modeling work to help inform public input and decision-making. 


Mark Your Calendar

The Central Eugene in Motion Study’s next Community Open House will be:

  • Date: Tuesday, November 19
  • Time: 6:30-8:30 p.m.
  • Location: Campbell Senior Center, 155 High St., Eugene, OR 97401

At the November 19 meeting, staff will unveil concept designs at the open house for the three key areas. People will have the opportunity to weigh in on the design alternatives at the open house and on Engage Eugene.


What is the traffic model?

The City of Eugene is working with a contractor to build a traffic model to study the transportation impacts of making changes to streets within the Central Eugene in Motion study area. Phases include building a traffic model for the entire study area, running traffic scenarios for two-way street conversions on one-way streets, and modeling bikeway alternatives for their impact on overall traffic operations.


Why is it important to do traffic modeling? 

The traffic models will analyze how the transportation network will perform if changes are made to the existing system. Outcomes will include a measure of delay at intersections and an evaluation of what routes people might choose if changes to their current routes occur. These data are part of a suite of evaluation criteria the city will consider when choosing a preferred alternative.


Results will be posted when available.


Public Outreach To-Date

To date, people have submitted more than a thousand comments through stakeholder meetings, online mapping and surveys, the July 10 Open House, and a series of focus groups with sub-area stakeholders. The project team is now reviewing community input as it begins developing the initial design alternatives for traffic model testing.


To learn more about why the City of Eugene is conducting the study, go to the Engage Eugene project page.


Central Eugene in Motion Community Input Summaries Available Soon

Project staff is compiling summaries of community input received to-date. An overview of general themes gathered from the community survey and the focus groups’ input, along with specific sub-area reports, will be available on Engage Eugene

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