Transportation options. Safe streets.
Walkable neighborhoods. For everyone.
BEST stands for Better Eugene-Springfield Transportation. We’re a nonprofit that advocates for better public transit and other transportation options, safe streets, walkable neighborhoods, accessible bicycle infrastructure, and more.
We believe everyone in our community has a right to get where they need to go safely and efficiently. We also believe it is important to speak and act together. We partner with private, nonprofit and governmental organizations to work toward a Triple Bottom Line of prosperity, people and planet.
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Consultant Jarrett Walker talks about transit that is “useful” and “abundant” — service that maximizes access for the greatest number and diversity of people. We are working towards this ideal with our own Lane Transit District.
Safe Routes for All
Building on Oregon’s landmark “Bike Bill,” we are working with partners statewide to pass Senate Bill 395 to invest more state funding in safety for people walking or bicycling.
In Oregon, 40% of greenhouse gas emissions come from transportation. BEST is working for federal and state policies and funding to support local efforts to slow climate change linked to recent tragic wildfires.
BEST supports Eugene eliminating off-street parking minimums citywide
As the City of Eugene works to implement state rules for Climate-Friendly and Equitable Communities, BEST supports parking reform Option 1: Do not require private developers to provide a minimum amount of off-street parking but rather give them the flexibility to determine how much their buyers and renters need.
Recap: Future of Transportation with Peter DeFazio, Lynn Peterson, and Jameson T. Auten
On Monday, April 10, Better Eugene-Springfield Transportation (BEST) and AARP Oregon hosted the community for a roundtable conversation featuring Peter…
Media Release: Future of Transportation visualizes transformative transportation of tomorrow
On Monday, April 10, Better Eugene-Springfield Transportation (BEST) and AARP Oregon hosted the community for a roundtable conversation featuring Peter DeFazio, Lynn Peterson, and Jameson T. Auten discussing how to respond to transportation challenges and opportunities.
Invitation: Future of Transportation with Peter DeFazio, Lynn Peterson, and Jameson Auten
Getting from place to place is essential to daily life. How we do so impacts health and safety, equity, the vitality of our economy, community livability, and the environment. Our panel of thought leaders will share perspectives on transportation challenges and opportunities—and what planners, engineers, elected officials, and other community members should be doing to respond.