Move EUG: Active Transportation Strategy
Planning for the Future
Eugene is a place where walking and biking are integral to the community’s culture, where the city’s livability, independence, economic prosperity and overall quality of life are enhanced by more people walking and biking, and where these modes of transportation are safe, convenient and practical options for everyone.
The Move EUG Active Transportation Strategy helps coordinate the City’s Transportation Planning Team, community partners, and the Eugene Active Transportation Committee in our work to reach our walking, biking, and transit goals. The 63 specific actions in the plan focus on specific programs and projects that helped promote active transportation in Eugene. The actions are broken into five strategies relating to the “Six E’s”: Education, Encouragement, Enforcement, Engineering, Evaluation, and Equity (Equity does not have its own strategy but is included in each of the five other strategy sections).
The Move EUG Active Transportation Strategy 2015-2020 Final Report has now been completed. The report highlights the progress made toward achieving the Eugene 2035 Transportation System Plan goal of tripling the percentage of trips made on foot, by bike, and transit by 2035 (from 2014 levels) and reviews the 63 specific actions called out in the plan.
The purpose of the Move EUG Active Transportation Strategy was to identify a strategy for:
What type of plan is it?
The Move EUG Active Transportation Strategy is not a capital improvement or regulatory plan and will not be adopted as policy by City Council. It will be adopted administratively and serves as a guide for City staff, community members, and organizations to use as we work toward a common vision. The plan supports the Eugene 2035 Transportation System Plan (TSP) and refers to the policies and suggested actions in the TSP throughout. It also updates and replaces the 2008 Eugene Pedestrian and Bicycle Strategic Plan.
How will the plan be used?
The plan has 63 specific, assignable actions for implementing the goals. The actions are broken into five strategies relating to the “Six E’s”: Education, Encouragement, Enforcement, Engineering, Evaluation & Planning and Equity (Equity does not have its own strategy but is included in each of the five other strategy sections).
To help guide the implementation of the plan, City staff, the Active Transportation Committee, and the community have prioritized the actions into short term (1-2 years), mid-term (3-5 years), long term (5+ years) and continuous/ongoing.
The actions in the plan will be used to:
- Guide City of Eugene Transportation Team staff, other City staff, divisions and department, and the Active Transportation Committee in their work to make Eugene more walkable and bikeable; and
- Involve the community in a concerted, structured effort to improve the experience of walking and biking in Eugene; and
- Help coordinate the activities and programs of many different organizations, non-profit agencies, and government agencies that promote walking and biking in Eugene.
To read more about the vision, goals, and specific actions of the plan, download the Move EUG Active Transportation Strategy, or see the annual reports below.
Goal 1 - Foster and develop a community culture supportive of walking and biking as important modes of transportation and recreation.
Goal 2 - Increase the share of trips people make by walking and biking for transportation and recreation.
Goal 3 - Increase safety and perception of safety for people who use active transportation.
Goal 4 - Create accessible, efficient and convenient facilities for people who walk and bike to travel to the places where they live, work, and play.
Goal 5 - Build productive partnerships and obtain stable and diverse resources to implement and promote the plan.