Completing the Alder Signature Bikeway in Eugene, OR – Intersection with 19th

Completing the Alder Signature Bikeway in Eugene, OR – Intersection with 19th

(This is a re-post from: http://schlossb.tumblr.com/)

Alder Street in Eugene is a bicycle backbone connecting a good portion of south Eugene, the University of Oregon, the extensive river path system, and downtown commercial areas.

The corridor is very busy with bicycles at all times of days and night.  It truly is a signature corridor that should inspire more like it around the community. It is about to be repaved from 19th -24th.   But, it is still incomplete (!) and I have three suggestions to complete the Alder Signature Bikeway, including two moderate decisions, one easy decision, and one category of tweaks.  This post will focus on a moderate re-design of the intersection of Alder and 19th to make it more consistent with the  Alder Signature Bikeway.

Quick peak: this proposal reverses the stop signs to allow throughput of bicycles on Alder and eliminates the southbound automobile left turn from Alder onto 19th.

Here is the basic context:

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Meeting Summary: Alder St. Workshop and BPAC: Councilwoman Jennifer Solomon conflicted on bike priorities

The April 7th Alder St. Workshop

Last week was a week of meetings, and I sat through them all just for you!  Although I must confess, it really wasn’t so bad.  The Alder St. Workshop was a pleasant discussion on bike priorities, and the Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Committee (BPAC) meeting fed me cake.

Topics covered in this post include Alder St. progress and updates, City Councilor Jennifer Solomon’s apparently contradictory bike policies, Transportation Enhancement grants, and downtown EMX routing.


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City Announces First Public Workshop Concerning Alder Street

Postcards sent out to stakeholders last week.

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