FAN Walk Audit
Saturday, February 16
9:30 – 11:30am
Washington Park Community Center, 2025 Washington Street, Eugene
The Friendly Area Neighbors (FAN) Transportation Team has partnered with Better Eugene Springfield Transportation (BEST) to conduct a walk audit in the Friendly neighborhood on Saturday, February 16, 2019, the weekend before Presidents' Day. A walk audit is a group assessment of the walkability or transportation access in a public space, such as a neighborhood, in order to gather data on how to improve transportation access in that space. Volunteers will walk or roll about one mile to evaluate sidewalks, paths, and streets, collecting useful information about walkability and accessibility. The route will follow the streets named after Presidents Jefferson and Washington. A FAN Transportation Team volunteer trained in the Eugene Police Department's Citizen Radar Program will use a radar gun to record driver speeds during the event.
People who use wheelchairs, have vision or hearing impairments, seniors, and families with kids or strollers are especially encouraged to join. The more diverse the group, the better the neighborhood's needs can be identified. Meet your neighbors, build community, and enjoy a lovely walk or roll about your neighborhood.
This event will be held rain or shine. You will be contacted via your RSVP in the case of extreme inclement weather.
Every Intersection Is A Crosswalk Yard Signs
The FAN Transportation Team has obtained a limited number of "Oregonian Crossing / Every Intersection is a Crosswalk" lawn signs from the City of Eugene. These signs are available for free now. Priority will be given to high foot traffic areas identified by the FAN Transportation Team, including Jefferson Street, Washington Park, Friendly Park, and Adams Elementary School. 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. To request a sign, send email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include your name, address, and telephone number.
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.
The Friendly Area Neighbors Transportation team works with neighbors and government to improve transportation safety, mobility, and equity.
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 city mission supporting traffic safety improvements for known safety hazards.
FAN has some modest successes from past efforts, such as the pedestrian crossing beacon at 22nd Avenue and Jefferson Street.
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.
FAN Transportation Team Meetings
First Monday of the month, except January and September.
7:00 - 9:00 PM
Billy Mac's Bar & Grill
605 W 19th Ave
Eugene, OR 97402
Map and Directions
The Transportation team meetings are open to the public.
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.
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.