FAN Transportation Team
The Friendly Area Neighbors Transportation Team works with neighbors, City of Eugene staff, leadership, and committees, and local organizations to improve transportation safety, mobility, and equity. The FAN Transportation Team collaborates with organizations like BEST (Better Eugene Springfield Transit) to leverage existing programs, funding, and issues that are better pursued at a regional scale while the Team focuses on specific interests within FAN. In 2020, FAN Transportation Team was a finalist for an annual BESTie Award in the Transportation Heroes category (yay Team!).
In 2020 we drafted a Purpose & Mission Statement to help guide efforts we put in as volunteers to support four key pillars of transportation: Equity, Health, Safety, and Sustainability. We adopted the current version in January 2021.
The full Purpose & Mission Statement can be viewed on Google Drive.
Open Now! Take our Transportation Survey!
The FAN Transportation Team has opened an online survey to gather neighborhood input on ideas for street enhancement projects in two neighborhood park areas. Both Friendly Park and Washington Park have been identified as top priority areas for street safety and access enhancements by FAN for several years and has expressed these priorities to City of Eugene staff and council. Over the past few years, FAN Transportation Team has received input and suggestions to promote everything from stop signs to street art to reduce vehicle speeds and enhance pedestrian safety. FAN Transportation Team believes the timing is right to think about multiple issues and opportunities around these two park areas. Due to increased interest and concerns around Friendly Market, we are addressing the Friendly Park and Market area togeterh as one priority area.
The survey takes about 10 minutes to fill out and can be accessed here: bit.ly/FANTT-survey
The survey will be open through February and the Team will review responses at its March meeting. We sincerely appreciate your participation in the survey.
FAN Transportation Team Meetings
First Monday of the month, except holidays.
The Transportation Team meetings are open to the public. Meetings are currently held via Zoom due to the pandemic. We traditionally meet at Billy Mac's Bar & Grill located at 19th & Jefferson
See calendar listing for details.
For information on other transportation related events and issues, see the BEST website.
Minutes and notes of meetings are stored publicly on Google Drive.
The FAN Transportation team has a Google Group for discussion of transportation issues in the Friendly neighborhood. Contact the owner of the group to participate. You can also email Transportation Team at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The FAN Transportation team is exploring Eugene transportation policies and programs for alignment with FAN needs. For example, Vision Zero (a program founded upon the perspective that deaths and serious injuries in transportation are preventable) presents a clear mission supporting traffic safety improvements for known safety hazards.
Every Intersection Is A Crosswalk Yard Signs
The FAN Transportation Team distributed a limited number of "Oregonian Crossing / Every Intersection is a Crosswalk" lawn signs from the City of Eugene. These attention grabbing lawn signs feature silhouettes of Sasquatch walking a dog, a woman pushing a baby in a stroller, and a bagel munching person.
The Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) provides these signs as part of its "Oregonian Crossing" campaign. The campaign emphasizes Oregon law that every intersection, whether or not it is marked, is a legal crosswalk. Drivers must stop and yield for pedestrians trying to cross at any intersection or marked mid-block crosswalk. Drivers may be cited and fined at least $250 for failing to stop for a pedestrian.
Read more about the "Oregonian Crossing" campaign and pedestrian safety in Oregon.
Watch this public service announcement from the ODOT.
Report a problem
The Eugene Police Department has an online form to report incidents, including speeding and reckless driving. Start a Report.
City of Eugene staff appreciates being notified of problems with transportation, including vegetation encroaching on sidewalks and bike lanes, debris in the public rights of way, and signal and signage maintenance. You can submit a Request for Service online, or call Eugene Public Works Department at (541) 682-4800.
The city has a nuisance vegetation program where property owners may be charged at least $175 for clearing vegetation from their property if they fail to properly maintain it.
With the AARP Walk Audit Tool Kit (and Leader Guide), a resident, group, or community leader can survey and report on the safety and walkability of a street, intersection, or neighborhood.
The Central Lane Metropolitan Planning Organization has online tools for searching and viewing transportation data. Data sets include:
The Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) compiles crash data and releases provisional raw data sets without maps that include one year more recent than the Central Lane MPO. To reach the data, you must:
An interactive map was created on the MPO website and is embedded below. It maps motor vehicle crashes that have occurred within the Friendly Neighborhood between 2007 and 2016 where a police report was filed. It does not include near misses or unreported crashes and injuries. Note that the streets with the highest speeds and greatest motor vehicle traffic volumes tend to have greater numbers of crashes and more severe injuries and fatalities. 18th Avenue, Chambers Street, Willamette Avenue, and 28th and 29th Avenues have the most collisions.