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Posted on: December 10, 2020

[ARCHIVED] Two-Way Bikeway Planned for High Street

Woman riding her bike on a two-way bike path

The City of Eugene is excited to announce planning for a new two-way bikeway for parts of High Street in downtown. The bikeway, which will be constructed in 2022, is a result of the Central Eugene in Motion project that studied how people move through downtown.

 

The bikeway will connect the Amazon Path to the Riverbank Path — creating a comfortable and accessible travel option for community members of all ages and abilities to access south Eugene, downtown Eugene, and destinations in between.

 

The High Street Bikeway, a two-way protected bike lane, will include:

  • Installation of a two-way bikeway on High Street (19th Avenue to 6th Avenue)
  • Removal of one travel lane on High Street (19th Avenue to 11th Avenue)
  • Removal of parking on some blocks of High Street (11th Avenue to 6th Avenue)
  • Bike signals at all existing traffic signals
  • Updated bike wayfinding signage
  • Connection to the 13th Avenue Bikeway (linking the University of Oregon to Downtown)
  • Connection to the Amazon Path and Riverbank Path (linking to the new Downtown Riverfront Development)

The City of Eugene has begun the design and engineering process and plans. We will continue to work with key stakeholders and property owners as we develop the design.

 

Started in 2019, the Central Eugene in Motion project studied three transportation areas near Downtown Eugene: 8th Avenue Downtown, Midtown Willamette Street, and the Amazon to Riverfront connection.

 

Design decisions for 8th Avenue Downtown and Midtown Willamette Street were announced in January 2020. Further outreach and evaluation were conducted for the Amazon to Riverfront connection — including stakeholder meetings, focus groups, open houses, surveys, online mapping, traffic evaluation of a section of High Street, design refinement with property owners, and a final staff and leadership review. 

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