The City of Eugene is creating a plan to improve transportation safety and reliability for residents and business, as well as making it easy for everyone to get around! By updating its Transportation System Plan (TSP) the City is looking for ways to improve the transportation system over the next 20 years for people traveling by bike, foot, wheelchairs and scooters, bus, car, truck, train, and airplane. The plan will be coordinated with Envision Eugene, the Eugene Pedestrian and Bicycle Master Plan, the Eugene Airport Master Plan, and other regional transportation plans. These plans complement each other by covering different topics. For instance, the Transportation System Plan addresses Eugene's transportation needs, while Envision Eugene plans for the City's housing and employment needs over the next 20 years.
There are draft goals and policies and a list of construction projects that should be considered to improve local travel. These are being tested for effectiveness and public reaction. A draft Transportation System Plan will be prepared for public review in late 2014 and adoption by the City Council is expected in mid-2015.
A Transportation Community Resource Group (TCRG) meeting will be held on Tuesday, January 13th from 11 AM to 1 PM at the Eugene Public Library, Bascom and Tykeson Rooms. At this meeting, the group will review progress on key TSP items and how they interact with other city policies. Review the agenda and the meeting materials below:
- Agenda (PDF, 124 KB)
- Policies Memo (PDF, 232KB)
- Draft Goals and Policies (PDF, 515KB)
- Funding Expectations Memo (PDF, 442KB)
- Climate Recovery Ordinance (PDF, 260KB) - The section relevant to the TSP is 6.675 (3): By the year 2030, all businesses, individuals and others living or working in the city collectively shall reduce the total (not per capita) use of fossil fuels by 50% compared to 2010 usage.
- Comparison between Eugene Climate Recovery Ordinance and Central Lane Scenario Planning greenhouse gas emissions reductions goals (PDF, 258KB)
- Potential Street Classification Changes (PDF, 1.2MB)
- Urban Growth Boundary expansion maps:
- At the June 30th Transportation Community Resource Group (TCRG) meeting the group discussed policy statements (review the materials, the meeting summary, and other comments received).
- The City of Eugene is reviewing its arterial and collector street classifications. These classifications help the city design streets to better accommodate the traffic, which will be heavier on some streets. Check out the proposed changes to the street classification map.
- Lane County is updating its Transportation System Plan. Information on this process is available at www.LaneCountyTSP.org.
Where do we go from here?
In late fall 2014, we will have results from a model that predicts traffic congestion, cost-revenue analysis, and revised policies for review. Adoption is scheduled for mid-2015. The result of this study will be a plan for bicycle, pedestrian, freight, road, rail, and air projects that will help the City meet long-term transportation needs and reach its goals for reducing transportation impacts on the environment.
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