City Announces First Public Workshop Concerning Alder Street

Postcards sent out to stakeholders last week.

The city has announced the first public workshop to review street design concepts and options on Alder St between 13th Ave and Franklin Blvd, and 13th Ave between Alder and Kincaid.

WeBikeEugene has previously covered the five design options being considered for the project, including the possibility of building Eugene’s first cycletrack.

The announcement has been making the rounds, including postcards sent out to stakeholders.  This is a chance for the cycling community to show support for the cycling friendly options, and opposition to the less desirable options.

The full announcement:

Public Meeting on Alder Street Pedestrian and Bicycle Improvements

When:      6:00 to 8:00 PM  Wednesday, April 7th 2010

Where:    Burke-Griffeth Hall Banquet Room, Northwest Christian University (Corner of 12th and Kincaid)

Project Description

During the 2011 construction season, Alder Street between Franklin Boulevard and 18th Avenue will be repaved through the City of Eugene’s Pavement Preservation Program.  Funding for this project is provided through the Street Repair Bond Measure passed by Eugene voters in the fall of 2008.  The short section of 13th Avenue between Alder and Kincaid will be repaved at the same time.

Because Alder Street and 13th Avenue function as important streets for a variety of road users (e.g. pedestrians, bicyclists, transit users, and drivers), Eugene Transportation Planning staff are investigating opportunities to make street improvements above and beyond the repaving project to better serve all users.

Join us on Wednesday, April 7th to learn more about the project and provide input on potential pedestrian, bicycle and streetscape improvements.

For additional project information, see, or contact Associate Transportation Planner, David Roth at (541) 682-5727 or

Meeting location:


Author: C-Gir