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.
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