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.
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- 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
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.”
- Main Street Safety Project at City of Springfield
- Community members talk safety, future of Springfield’s Main Street (KEZI, 10/5/23)
- PROGRAM: Better Streets for People and Businesses (Springfield City Club, 10/5/23)
- 21-year-old man arrested after fatal hit-and-run crash in Springfield (Register-Guard, 6/28/23)
- ODOT planning safety changes to Springfield intersection (KEZI, 2/27/23)
- Change on Main Street: Springfield architect talks of looking at building’s past to design its future (Eugene Weekly, 7/7/22)
- Springfield scraps Main Street draft facility plan, new approach in the works (Register-Guard, 6/29/22)
- Springfield pumping the brakes on Main Street project amid community concerns (Register-Guard, 5/11/22)
- Springfield businesses raise concerns about Main Street project (KEZI, 3/3/22)
- Some Springfield businesses & residents not happy with Main Street Safety Project (KVAL, 2/16/22)
- Some Springfield residents not happy with proposed Main Street Safety Project (KMTR, 2/15/22)
- Some unhappy with direction of Main Street Safety Project in Springfield (KEZI, 2/14/22)
- Springfield police identify hit-and-run victim (Register-Guard, 8/15/20)
- Speed Limit Reduced On Deadly Stretch of Springfield’s Main Street (KLCC, 8/4/16)
- Speed limit drops to 35 mph on Hwy 126/Main Street in Springfield (KVAL, 8/2/16)
- EDITORIAL: When a tragic accident is just a tragic accident (Oregonian, 5/9/15)
- Oregon driver who ran red light, killed 3 children will face no charges (Oregonian, 5/5/15)
- ‘We just wanted to come by to show our sorrow for the family’ (KVAL, 2/24/15)
- Three children ages four to eight killed and their mother left critically injured after being struck by pickup truck at busy intersection (Daily Mail, 2/24/15)
- Neighbors decry intersection where 3 children died: ‘Too many people have been killed here’ (Oregonian, 2/23/15)