BEST urges you to vote “YES” on the Eugene Street Bond Measure 20-333 for these 12 reasons.
What is MovingAhead? Who is behind it? What will it do? Who will pay for it? BEST answers some frequently asked questions we are hearing.
We are republishing this guest viewpoint, which originally appeared in The Register-Guard on June 10, 2014, on page A9.
The Lane Transit Board of Directors is about to select a new general manager, arguably their most important responsibility. To gain insight into the needs of LTD, BEST invited each board member to complete a questionnaire asking about issues they see. 1 out of 7 board members chose to do so.
Considering new guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), BEST urges the Lane Transit District (LTD) Board of Directors to determine what, if any, face mask requirements are needed to protect public safety.
BEST applauds Lane County’s first Bicycle Master Plan (BMP) as the critical first step towards making bicycling safe and practical countywide. Building on an ambitious but compelling vision, the plan sets forth goals, identifies a countywide bicycle network, selects bikeway facilities to build out the network, divides these into discrete projects, and prioritizes these as near-, medium-, or long-term.
Through May 3, Lane County is accepting comments on this draft plan for rural roads and paved paths outside of the Eugene-Springfield urban area.
Then county commissioners will consider amending the Lane County Transportation System Plan (TSP) to incorporate the bicycle network detailed in the plan.
BEST likes to practice what we preach. We walk, bicycle, and ride the bus. But while on spring break in Florida, executive director Rob Zako hadn’t planned lose the ability to bike, walk, or even stand for another 6 to 12 weeks.
BEST joined over 35 leading climate justice, environmental, civil rights, and philanthropic leaders in calling on climate funders to increase grant funding to organizations advocating to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from transportation.
In the name of ‘balance,’ Oregon continues to chase large road-widening projects without evidence that these actually reduce congestion for drivers while underinvesting in the safety of people not driving.
As City of Eugene staff develop options for renewing Eugene’s street bond measure, BEST suggested 1) a street improvement bond, 2) to fund critical unfunded needs, 3) providing broad benefits, 4) with a balance of accountability and flexibility, 5) at the same tax rate.