LiveMove’s 13th Avenue Downtown-Campus Corridor Concept Plan Released

via Joe McAndrew, LiveMove President. LiveMove will be presenting the plan at the Thursday, June 13th Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Committee meeting (in the Atrium 5:30-7:30pm)

LiveMove – the multidisciplinary UO transportation and livability student group – has concluded its year-long work on the 13th Avenue Downtown-Campus Corridor Concept Plan.

More than 50 community members, including the City of Eugene traffic engineers and transportation planners, campus administrators, corridor business representatives, area professionals, and students attended ByDesign’s May 28th open house to unveil the draft concept plan. The overwhelming response from the open house was that the current roadway is used in an unsafe manner and something should be done to address this issue.

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LiveMove stands behind our work, and is confident that our preferred design alternative would improve safety, accessibility, and economic vitality for this important and transforming corridor. The group looks forward to further community discussion and hopeful action to proactively address the issues raised about this this important corridor: the 13th Avenue Downtown-Campus Corridor.

You can find the full 13th Avenue Downtown-Campus Corridor Concept Plan here.

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Over the past few years, the West University neighborhood, downtown Eugene, and the UO have changed significantly. With more students enrolling at the UO, the demand for housing near campus exploded and the trend continues. The 13thand Olive Apartments and a new development on Patterson Street and 13th Avenue are two of the latest housing developments to break ground on 13th Avenue, bringing more than 1,200 additional residents to the corridor. In addition, downtown Eugene is experiencing a renaissance, with several new dining and entertainment options opening in the past year with more still to open. This increase in student housing density, coupled with the anchors of a resurgent downtown Eugene and a growing UO campus, places an increasingly large burden on 13th Avenue. Continue reading “LiveMove’s 13th Avenue Downtown-Campus Corridor Concept Plan Released”

Connecting Downtown & Campus Via 13th Ave

LiveMove, the UO student group focusing on transportation and livability issues, is hosting an open house to share a vision for this critical community corridor:

The students have developed a project called ByDesign to conduct a corridor study and re-design of 13th Avenue. The group has used this academic year to conduct its work, and have developed a preferred roadway re-design through extensive observation of transportation behavior, parking utilization, and of case studies across the globe.

The group will present its findings and ideas at an open house on May 28th from 5:30-7:00 in Lawrence Hall Room 206 @ the UO Campus. Attendees will have an opportunity to give feedback and input, and initiate community discussion on improving the corridor’s safety, accessibility and livability, while also stimulating economic activity and achieving city and university sustainability goals.

This event is open to the public.

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