Lane Transit District (LTD) has been working on Transit Tomorrow, a top-to-bottom review and redesign of our public transit network since the beginning of 2018.
Many of you joined us for a Stakeholder Forum last June, where we learned about the basics of transit network planning through an interactive game, and then presented some of the high-level issues facing our current transit network. This event was followed by a comprehensive public engagement effort seeking input on the goals and priorities LTD should be pursuing. Based on the input we received, LTD has now developed four scenarios illustrating different network and service options that could be implemented in the Eugene-Springfield metro area during the next three years.
LTD will launch a second phase of public engagement to gather input on the four scenarios, mid-January through February. We are asking you to join us for the second Stakeholder Forum, where we will present the four scenarios and poll you on the outcomes they represent. This will be an opportunity to:
Learn exactly what transit service possibilities are feasible
Ask detailed questions directly to staff and consultants
Voice your opinion on the direction LTD should take with future service planning
Get the information you need to help bring this conversation to your constituency and community. We are counting on you to help us engage your people!
As with the first Stakeholder Forum, we are requesting that this event be limited to invited attendees only. However, if you are not free to attend, please let us know through the RSVP link and consider suggesting someone else from your organization to attend.
We greatly appreciate your time and expertise and look forward to spending the morning with you.
Thursday, January 24, 2019 9 – 11 a.m. Ford Alumni Center Ballroom, 1720 E. 13th Ave., University of Oregon
So that we can manage attendance, please RSVP by January 18, 2019. RSVP by clicking this link.
Aurora Jackson General Manager Lane Transit District
Location:Ford Alumni Center, 1720 E 13th Ave, Eugene, OR 97403, USA
The City of Eugene is launching a redesign of Franklin Blvd between Alder St and I-5. Currently, it is auto oriented and lacks high quality walking and biking infrastructure as well as safe intersections for people driving, walking or biking, but the City wants to transform the boulevard into a street that serves the needs of all members of the community! To help update the design, the City is asking the community to help shape Franklin into a modern multi-modal urban street.
This meeting is the first of three events this week that coincides with a four-day design workshop in which the City will be generating design concepts for what a transformed Franklin Blvd may look like. It is designed to orient attendees to the project and planning process, and to what the Franklin Boulevard Transformation project aims to accomplish. The meeting will begin with a short presentation that helps lay the groundwork for this week’s design workshop. The City will share planning and design concepts that shape how we think about corridors like Franklin. The City will be asking for community input about what currently works well and what doesn’t on Franklin, and what Eugenians’ desires are for Franklin in the future. Attendees can expect to talk in small groups about these questions, and then hear summaries from the whole group. This meeting will be will be recorded and streamed online.
If you are interested in attending this meeting, please register at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/franklin-blvd-design-workshop-kickoff-tickets-54180673854
For more information about the project, please visit https://www.eugene-or.gov/Franklin
Additional events this week tied to this project include Tuesday’s Open Studio Hours and Thursday’s Design Workshop Reveal.