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MovingAhead Open Houses Next Week!

September 21, 2018

Media Contacts:
Brian Richardson
Eugene Public Works
brichardson@eugene-or.gov
541-682-5523

Therese Lang
Lane Transit District
Therese.Lang@LTD.org
541-682-6101

EUGENE, OR. – The first of four open houses intended to help shape the MovingAhead project is scheduled for Monday, September 24. Project managers will be on hand to share information about the project. Feedback collected will be used to help inform the final decision – and may improve travel in Eugene.

MovingAhead is an in-depth look at how to improve transportation along five key corridors: River Road, Highway 99, Coburg Road, MLK, Jr. Boulevard, and 30th Avenue to Lane Community College. The conversation is intended to better connect the community for all, including people walking, biking, using mobility devices and riding the bus.

Monday’s open house is the first of four consecutive open houses – one focused on each corridor with the MLK, Jr. Blvd corridor being added to the Coburg Road event.

30th Avenue to Lane Community College Corridor
Monday, September 24, 5:30 - 7:30 p.m.
Eugene Public Library, 100 W 10th Ave.

River Road Corridor

Tuesday, September 25, 5:30 - 7:30 p.m.
Kelly Middle School, 850 Howard Ave.

Coburg Road & MLK, Jr. Blvd. Corridors

Wednesday, September 26, 5:30 - 7:30 p.m.
Monroe Middle School, 2800 Bailey Ln.

Highway 99 Corridor
Thursday, September 27, 5:30 - 7:30 p.m.
Willamette High School, 1801 Echo Hollow Rd.

An online open house is available for those who are unable to attend in person. People can go to www.movingahead.org.There they can learn more about MovingAhead, view a video of the MovingAhead project, and provide feedback on a variety of proposed improvements.

Project managers are also accepting comments online at the MovingAhead website, www.movingahead.org, where project materials, such as a detailed look of the analysis and a video, can be viewed.

The public comment period started Monday, September 10, 2018, and will remain open until October 10, 2018, at 5:00 p.m. A second public comment period will take place later in the fall. All of the feedback will be used to form the MovingAhead final recommendations, which are expected to happen in Spring 2019.

For more information about MovingAhead or to review the project materials, please visit www.movinghead.org or call 541-682-3240. Nos gustaría conocer sus opinions. Llámenos a 541-682-6100.

About MovingAhead: MovingAhead began in 2015 as a partnership between the City of Eugene, Lane Transit District (LTD), regional agencies, and the Eugene-Springfield community. The purpose of the project is to determine what transportation investments are needed on some of our most important streets.

At the conclusion of the project, the Eugene City Council and LTD Board of Directors will select a package of transit, walking, and biking investments across these five corridors that can be funded and built over the next 10 years. This list of prioritized investments will become a powerful tool for implementing local and regional land use, transportation, and community plans.

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