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.
BEST executive director Rob Zako testified to the Oregon Transportation Commission, urging them to direct the flexible portion of Oregon’s share of the federal Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act away from highways and towards active transportation, slowing climate change, and local transportation needs.
BEST and other transportation leaders are calling on the Oregon Transportation Commission to direct more of Oregon’s share of the federal Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act to active transportation and slowing climate change.
On Wednesday, February 16, either 4:00–5:00 p.m. or 5:00–6:00 p.m., join Lane County staff and the project team for an online open house to learn about the East 30th Avenue Active Transportation Plan and provide feedback.
UPDATE 11/23/2020: Application deadline extended two weeks from Nov. 27 to Dec. 11. Apply by Friday, Dec. 11, to join Eugene’s Active Transportation Committee (ATC). Submit an online application. Questions? Contact Lee Shoemaker at 541-682-5471…
Apply by Friday, Oct. 23 at 5 p.m. to join Springfield’s Bicycle & Pedestrian Advisory Committee (BPAC). Download an application. Questions? Contact Emma Newman at 541-726-4585 or email@example.com.