AIA-SWO June Chapter Meeting
Eugene’s 2035 Transportation System Plan
Every decade or so, all cities in Oregon are required to create or update their 20-year plan for all transportation investments. This plan is called a Transportation System Plan, or “TSP.” TransPlan has served this purpose for the entire Eugene-Springfield Metro region since 2002. In 2007, the Oregon Legislature passed House Bill 3337, which required Eugene and Springfield to develop separate urban growth boundaries. As a result, Eugene began preparation of a local comprehensive land use plan, the Envision Eugene project, and what is now known as the “Eugene 2035 TSP.” These will be the first comprehensive land use and transportation plans prepared for and adopted by Eugene, without needing Springfield’s concurrence.
The draft Eugene 2035 TSP will receive its first public hearing before the Eugene and Lane County Planning Commissions on June 21st. Kurt Yeiter, from Eugene’s Public Works Department, will provide the AIA-SWO an overview of the draft TSP, describe the Planning Commissions’ hearing, discuss “Next Step,” and answer questions.
The Eugene 2035 TSP offers these notable changes from TransPlan:
- Recognition of recent City Council actions, such as Eugene’s Climate Recovery Ordinance and a “Vision Zero” policy that no loss of life or serious injury on our streets is acceptable.
- A new “Complete Streets” policy that attempts to balance use of the roads among people traveling in cars, on bikes, walking, and riding buses, while accommodating freight and emergency services.
- Adoption of the Randy Papé Beltline Facility Plan.
- Updated Levels of Service (changed from LOS D to E for most streets; Eugene’s downtown LOS remains F).
The draft 2035 TSP is available online at www.EugeneTSP.org.
About the presenter, Kurt Yeiter:
Kurt Yeiter has been a long-range planner in the City of Eugene for 20 years where he has worked on many interesting projects, including several neighborhood plans, the Downtown Plan, “Shaping Eugene’s Future,” infill standards and “Nodal Development,” the EmX transit system, and several regional plans.
The evening will begin with a social hour at 5:30 pm, with the presentation starting at 6:15 pm on Wednesday, June 22, at Sam Bond’s Brewery at 540 E. 8th Ave. (across the street from the Wayne L. Morse US Courthouse). Note: this month's chapter meeting will not be catered, see more information about food below.
5:30 Social hour
$10 1 HSW Credit
Free No credit, program only
This month's chapter meeting will not be catered. Food and drink will be available for individual purchase at the venue, including appetizers, sandwiches, salads, pizzas, and a few seasonal specials.