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Better Streets: Main Street

How safe, practical, and attractive is Main Street for everyone today?

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

Take our 2-minute poll to be entered to win a gift card to Fred Meyer or other retailer:

Other opportunities

  • Walking tours: Prefer to see Main Street firsthand? Look for an upcoming tour!
  • City Club of Springfield: On Thursday, October 5, BEST executive director Rob Zako spoke about Better Streets for People and Businesses and how we can build community together.
  • Springfield’s The Block Party: On Friday, September 8, BEST joined AARP Oregon’s booth to invite people to share views on Main Street.

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About Main Street

Source: City of Springfield

According to the City of Springfield, “Main Street is consistently ranked as one of the most unsafe city streets in Oregon based on the severity and frequency of traffic crashes. The Oregon Department of Transportation and the City must address this problem to save lives, reduce injuries, and lessen property damage due to crashes. The purpose of the Main Street Safety Project is to select infrastructure solutions that will make Main Street safer for people walking, biking, driving, and taking transit.

“On June 20, 2022, the Springfield City Council adopted a resolution to create an alternative plan for Main Street safety improvements. This action means the existing Draft Facility Plan is not moving forward for further consideration.”

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