September Transportation Committee Report
Members Linda, Rachel, Lucy, Joanie, and Leo of the transportation committee participated in tabling at the SEN Tugman Park picnic on 9/9. Many neighbors came by to talk about transportation issues including speeding, intersection safety, buses, and sidewalks. Regrettably, we received a comment from a neighbor who attempted to attend a committee meeting via zoom, but had an incorrect day from the calendar — we apologize to any neighbors that may have happened to and this has now been rectified. Regular meetings have occasionally been cancelled due to conflicts.
John Murray has been in communication this month with the city of Eugene regarding staff sidewalk proposals, and invited new sidewalk staff person Jody Trendler to meet with interested parties at the 4th Thursday all-neighborhood meeting. On the 9/28 meeting, committee representatives and other interested neighbors met with Jody Trendler, the city’s new sidewalk staff person in preparation for a Eugene Neighborhoods Inc. meeting on sidewalks on October 19 at Roaring Rapids Pizza.
City council met to discuss $1 million/year allotment of active transportation funds: https://wholecommunity.
news/2023/09/27/with-15- million-for-walking-biking- and-tree-projects-council- discusses-equity-equality/
9/30 Make Way Day in SEN sidewalk vegetation clean-up, report forthcoming.
Committee members met with an EWEB representative to learn and discuss about road closures in SEN due to the new water pipeline being installed along Hilyard. Various stretches of roads will face closure until project completion in June 2024.
SEN is still awaiting any response from the city regarding a June letter highlighting the committee‘s concerns about the Spring Boulevard bridge failing seismic evaluations.
Finally, the committee confirmed LTD General Manager Jamison Auten as a speaker for the next SEN General Meeting in November.