EUGENE, OR (August 1, 2023) — Better Eugene-Springfield Transportation (BEST) is inviting people and businesses to see how Franklin Boulevard is functioning for everyone today.
EUGENE, OR (July 24, 2023) — Better Eugene-Springfield Transportation (BEST) is inviting people and businesses to share their perspectives on how well Franklin Boulevard is functioning for everyone today.
BEST supports people having choices in how to get around, as different people have different needs. E-scooters are a good option for some people for some shorter trips. BEST also believes people riding e-scooters—like people driving, biking, or walking—should act responsibly. BEST supports recently announced changes to the City of Eugene’s e-scooter pilot program.
As the City of Eugene works to implement state rules for Climate-Friendly and Equitable Communities, BEST supports parking reform Option 1: Do not require private developers to provide a minimum amount of off-street parking but rather give them the flexibility to determine how much their buyers and renters need.
BEST supports efforts to protect all lives on roadways across Lane County. Although BEST supports some elements, we find that ODOT’s preferred design will encourage more and faster driving and have other negative impacts. Regardless, at an estimated cost of $250–350 million with no identified source of funding, the project is “too big to build.” BEST recommends making less costly targeted improvements before too many more tragedies occur.
BEST urges you to vote “YES” on the Eugene Street Bond Measure 20-333 for these 12 reasons.
Community members are asking questions about MovingAhead: What is it? Who is behind it? What will it do? Who will pay for it? In response, BEST has assembled a frequently asked questions (FAQ) sheet presenting the facts and dispelling misconceptions.
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.
Today, the Metropolitan Policy Committee approved MovingAhead, ratifying what the Eugene City Council and Lane Transit District Board of Directors had already decided in March. The next phase is to refine the design along each “build” corridor (River Road, Highway 99, Martin Luther Kind, Jr. Blvd, and Coburg Road), with input from potentially affected property owners and other key stakeholders. Staff will also seek funding for construction, likely starting with River Road and Highway 99. Full buildout could take a decade or longer.
A collection of resources about Eugene’s proposed Middle Housing Code Amendments.