If you liked Eugene Sunday Streets, you’ll love the

Better Ways Block Party

Come learn about safe, healthy, affordable, and clean ways to travel!

Sunday, May 19, 2024
12:45 – 5 pm
Farmers Market Pavilion & Plaza
85 East 8th Avenue, Eugene

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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Current priorities

EmX bus at downtown Eugene station

Better Transit

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.

Gov. Tom McCall signs the original Bike Bill
Solar powered charging station at Lane Community College

Climate Change

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.

Latest news

UO students help BEST plan Week Without Driving campaign

April 16, 2024

Five University of Oregon seniors in a public relations course are developing a campaign for how BEST can better educate and engage public officials about the needs of non-drivers during the national Week Without Driving: September 30–October 6, 2024.