Amazon to Riverfront

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Map of Amazon to Riverfront study areaThis project is part of the Central Eugene in Motion Study.

Project Update

**Amazon to Riverfront Evaluation Update**

Starting Monday, March 9th, the west-side northbound travel lane of High Street from 19th Avenue to 11th Avenue was closed for additional traffic evaluation. The purpose was to determine what the impacts to people driving on High Street would likely be if Alternative #3: 2-Way Physically Separated Bikeway on High Street were to be constructed. The intent of this evaluation project was to gather data on travel time, traffic queuing and intersection performance. This would inform decision making regarding which alternative is selected for implementation.

Prior to the lane closure, city staff observed and recorded intersection queuing and travel times to establish existing conditions. During the first week of the lane closure, Transportation Planning and Traffic Operations staff spent several hours observing traffic flow in the corridor. The plan had been to conduct the quantitative data gathering during the second week of the project. Unfortunately, due to COVID-19, people started to drastically change their travel patterns at the end of the first week. Due to the change in traffic patterns, the evaluation project was terminated at the end of the first week and the travel lane was reopened to vehicle traffic. While monitoring traffic flow during the lane closure, staff observed that traffic flowed smoothly and traffic queues at intersections cleared during each traffic signal cycle.

City staff will be determining whether any additional information or stakeholder outreach is needed before deciding on which alternative to select for the Amazon to Riverfront corridor. Please feel free to share with us any observations you made during the evaluation project on High Street.

Selected Alternative

After a community process that included stakeholder meetings, two open houses, surveys, online mapping and a series of focus groups with sub-area stakeholders, it was decided that staff needed additional analyses of the Amazon to Riverfront corridor before selecting an alternative and make permanent changes.

Please review the January 15 Open House materials to help better understand the reasoning behind this decision.

If you have any questions about this study area or Central Eugene in Motion, contact Reed Dunbar at 541-682-5727 or at rdunbar@eugene-or.gov.



January 15 Open House Materials

Pros and Cons of Alternatives
Frequently Asked Questions
Pros and Cons of Alternatives
FAQ


Map of Amazon to Riverfront study areaThis project is part of the Central Eugene in Motion Study.

Project Update

**Amazon to Riverfront Evaluation Update**

Starting Monday, March 9th, the west-side northbound travel lane of High Street from 19th Avenue to 11th Avenue was closed for additional traffic evaluation. The purpose was to determine what the impacts to people driving on High Street would likely be if Alternative #3: 2-Way Physically Separated Bikeway on High Street were to be constructed. The intent of this evaluation project was to gather data on travel time, traffic queuing and intersection performance. This would inform decision making regarding which alternative is selected for implementation.

Prior to the lane closure, city staff observed and recorded intersection queuing and travel times to establish existing conditions. During the first week of the lane closure, Transportation Planning and Traffic Operations staff spent several hours observing traffic flow in the corridor. The plan had been to conduct the quantitative data gathering during the second week of the project. Unfortunately, due to COVID-19, people started to drastically change their travel patterns at the end of the first week. Due to the change in traffic patterns, the evaluation project was terminated at the end of the first week and the travel lane was reopened to vehicle traffic. While monitoring traffic flow during the lane closure, staff observed that traffic flowed smoothly and traffic queues at intersections cleared during each traffic signal cycle.

City staff will be determining whether any additional information or stakeholder outreach is needed before deciding on which alternative to select for the Amazon to Riverfront corridor. Please feel free to share with us any observations you made during the evaluation project on High Street.

Selected Alternative

After a community process that included stakeholder meetings, two open houses, surveys, online mapping and a series of focus groups with sub-area stakeholders, it was decided that staff needed additional analyses of the Amazon to Riverfront corridor before selecting an alternative and make permanent changes.

Please review the January 15 Open House materials to help better understand the reasoning behind this decision.

If you have any questions about this study area or Central Eugene in Motion, contact Reed Dunbar at 541-682-5727 or at rdunbar@eugene-or.gov.



January 15 Open House Materials

Pros and Cons of Alternatives
Frequently Asked Questions
Pros and Cons of Alternatives
FAQ