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Posted on: December 14, 2012

[ARCHIVED] Weigh in on active transportation projects

The City of Eugene is applying for several active transportation projects through a state transportation grant program. Other jurisdictions are also applying for projects (for more information on their applications visit the Lane ACT web site at www.laneact/org).

Four proposals -- three for capital projects and one for a program -- are listed on the City of Eugene web site at www.eugene-or.gov/index.aspx?NID=2320. You can review the project summaries and submit an e-mail or letter of endorsement to the individual listed under “Get Involved.”.This is a very competitive grant program and your participation will be an important part of how decision makers evaluate the proposals.

Capital Projects
- Jessen Path: 12-foot-wide concrete path on south side of Golden Gardens Park (Active Bethel Citizens) that will connect the beltline path to Ohio Street.
- NE Livable Streets: develop bicycle boulevard network in northeast Eugene (Northeast Neighbors, Cal Young Neighbors, Harlow Neighbors) and improve pedestrian crossings.
- Amazon Active Transportation Corridor: adds three pedestrian bridges across Amazon Creek, rebuilds Rexius Trail, builds separated two-way cycle track on West Amazon Drive, extends Amazon Path south to Tugman Park. (Southeast Neighbors)

Programs
- SmartTrips: individualized marketing strategy to increase walking, bicycling, and transit for daily transportation by providing information and support programming. (Active Bethel Citizens)

Please let the decision makers know if you would like any of these projects, or others submitted by other jurisdictions, by submitting comments to the MPC or LaneACT. Or attend a public hearing and let them know your preferences for how this region allocates transportation funding.

A hearing before the LaneACT will be held Wednesday, January 9t, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. in the McLane Room at ODOT, 644 A Street, Springfield.

Statewide Transportation Improvement Program
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