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Better Streets for People and Businesses

Do you support better streets for people and businesses?

  • Safe: No loss of life or personal harm.
  • Practical: Convenient and affordable.
  • Attractive: Welcoming and enjoyable.

Add your voice by signing our common sense pledge:


Which streets in Eugene and Springfield are safe, practical, and attractive for everyone today and which need to be better? We want to hear from you, especially about ones that have attracted significant public interest:

30th Avenue to Lane Community College — STAY TUNED!

Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. past Autzen Stadium — STAY TUNED!


We will share what we learn with you, our community, and public officials.


For streets that need to be better, BEST will review plans, learn from stakeholders, and consult with experts to develop broadly supported recommendations for moving forward. STAY TUNED!


Safe, practical, and attractive streets advance multiple community goals:

  • People: Better streets support a safer, healthier, more equitable, and more livable community for everyone.
  • Prosperity: Better streets provide businesses with access for their customers, suppliers, and workers.
  • Planet: Better streets support ways to get around with lesser impacts on the environment.


Better Streets for People and Businesses is an effort to build support for streets that are safe, practical, and attractive for everyone; to identify which streets in Eugene and Springfield need to be better; and to develop broadly supported recommendations for moving forward.

We are using a variety of methods:

  • Polls: Solicit views on streets today.
  • Social media: Provide occasional updates and opportunities via emails, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, etc.
  • Print media: Distribute handbills and posters where many people gather.
  • Door-to-door: Visit residences and businesses along streets of interest.
  • Listening sessions: Hold drop-in events to hear what people think.
  • Walk / bike / bus tours: Invite the public to see a street in action.
  • Best practices: Research how to make streets better.
  • Focus groups: Convene stakeholders to dig deeper into what is good or bad about a particular street or potential solution.
  • Public events: Invite the community to learn more and participate.
  • Recommendations: Develop broad agreement on how to move forward.
  • Advocacy: Share recommendations with public officials.


To promote Better Streets for People and Businesses, BEST is working with a growing list of community partners, including:


Reaching out to hear from the public takes time and money. BEST has hired two students from the University of Oregon as summer interns to assist with this effort. A $10,000 Local Coalition Grant from the American Public Transportation Association (APTA) is partially supporting this work. To continue, BEST needs to raise an additional $10,000 by September 1, 2023. Please help support our work: