The High Street Protected Bikeway will connect the Amazon Path to the Riverbank Path — creating a comfortable and accessible travel option for community members of all ages and abilities to access south Eugene, downtown Eugene, and destinations in between.
The High Street Protected Bikeway will include the following:
Installation of a two-way protected bikeway on High Street (19th Avenue to 6th Avenue)
Removal of one travel lane on High Street (19th Avenue to 11th Avenue)
Parking removal on some blocks of High Street (11th Avenue to 6th Avenue)
Bike signals at all existing traffic signals
Updated bike wayfinding signs
Connection to the new 13th Avenue Bikeway (linking the University of Oregon campus to downtown Eugene)
Connection to the Amazon Path and the Riverbank Path (linking to the new Downtown Riverfront Development)
We have begun the design and engineering process and plan to begin construction of the High Street Protected Bikeway in 2022. By the end of 2022, the segment of High Street from 19th to 13th is planned to be completed. In 2023, the remainder of the High Street Protected Bikeway will be completed (13th to 6th).
The Central Eugene in Motion study explored solutions for three key corridors: Downtown on 8th Avenue, Midtown Willamette Street, and the Amazon to Riverfront connection. After a community process that included stakeholder meetings, two open houses, surveys, online mapping and a series of focus groups with sub-area stakeholders, several projects were chosen:
After a Central Eugene in Motion community process that included stakeholder meetings, two open houses, surveys, online mapping, a trial evaluation of a one-lane section of High Street south of 11th, a series of focus groups with sub-area stakeholders, design refinement with affected property owners, and a final staff and leadership review, Alternative #3 was selected for the Amazon to Riverfront connection: a two-way protected bikeway on High Street.
Learn more about the project development and public involvement and feedback at the Engage Eugene link below.