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.
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.
This week with the support of BEST and our partners, the Eugene City Council followed by the Lane Transit District Board of Directors gave the green light to pursuing investments in “complete streets” to improve safety for everyone and to encourage more people to walk, bike, or ride the bus, thereby reducing traffic for those who drive.
BEST recently provided Eugene and Lane Transit District officials with an analysis of what has changed with MovingAhead since the public hearing 2-1/2 years ago and offered recommendations for next steps to ensure success.
We and many others in the community believe such targeted investments, with federal support, are the smart way to benefit everyone getting where they need to go, safely, and to invest in the long-term health of our local economy.
A total of 26 streets in Eugene are lined up for road improvement projects in 2022, and one major project in Springfield is being planned with more on the way.