Alder Street Transportation Corridor, Eugene, OR
Alder Street and 13th Avenue converge near the University of Oregon in Eugene, OR. The corridor contains some of the heaviest travelled pedestrian and bicycle facilities in Eugene. To maximize safety and promote the use of active modes (walking and biking) the City of Eugene coordinated with multiple agencies (including the University and Lane Transit District) to design a world class facility that would satisfy and attract new and existing pedestrians, bicyclists and transit users. Funding through a variety of local and state partners enabled the construction of a two-way buffered bicycle lane, widened sidewalks, contra-flow bicycle lanes, colored pavement, enhanced street canopy, and improved signalization that would enliven an already thriving commercial corridor. In addition, the improvements would make a strong statement about City of Eugene’s commitment to sustainable transportation development. This project won the American Public Works Association’s Julian Award for Sustainability.