Posts tagged: Safety
Oregon to spend at least 15% of federal safety funds for vulnerable road users
Under the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL), a.k.a. the Infrastructure Investment and Investment Act (IIJA), states—including Oregon—where 15% or more of traffic deaths are people outside vehicles are required to spend 15% or more of Highway Safety Improvement Program (HSIP) funds on vulnerable road user safety.
BEST applauds Lane County’s first Bicycle Master Plan; comment on draft through May 3
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.
Environmental impacts from widening Highway 126 through wetlands with endangered species claimed to be not “significant” by ODOT
Responding to questions about potential environmental impacts of widening Highway 126 between Veneta and Eugene, the Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) denied that there were any “that rise to the level of ‘significant.’ ”
Free: The All-New AARP Walk Audit Tool Kit
AARP has an all new edition of their popular guide for how to assess and report on the safety and walkability of a street, intersection or neighborhood.
As Traffic Deaths Spike, U.S. Pledges New Safety Strategy
Calling road fatalities an “unacceptable” crisis, Secretary of Transportation Pete Buttigieg announced a National Roadway Safety Strategy with an ambitious goal: zero traffic deaths.
1000 Friends, 350 Eugene question streamlined review of Highway 126 widening
1000 Friends of Oregon and 350 Eugene recently sent a memo to the Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) questioning a streamlined environmental review of plans to widen Highway 126 between Veneta and Eugene.
ODOT denies public comment on widening Highway 126
The Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) recently claimed they are not allowed to request public comments on potential environmental impacts before seeking federal approval to widen Highway 126 between Veneta and Eugene.
Request your free ’20 is Plenty’ yard sign
UPDATE 1/10/2021: BEST, like the City of Eugene, is now out of yard signs. But you might know a neighbor who has an extra one. To promote safe streets, request your free “20 is Plenty”…
World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims – Speed Kills
The World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims (WDR) is commemorated on the third Sunday of November each year. WDR is a high-profile global event to remember the many millions who have been killed…
Driving Down Emissions: Transportation, land use, and climate change
To reduce greenhouse gas emissions from transportation, save lives, promote better health, and create places where people want to live, a new report from Transportation for America and Smart Growth America recommends: Getting onerous government…