Jan
28
6:00 PM18:00

Franklin Blvd Transformation Design Workshop Kickoff

Located at the Ford Alumni Center, 1720 E.13th Ave, 97403

The City is launching a redesign of Franklin Blvd between Alder St and I-5. Currently, it is auto oriented and lacks high quality walking and biking infrastructure as well as safe intersections for people driving, walking or biking, but the City wants to transform the boulevard into a street that serves the needs of all members of the community! To help update the design, the City is asking the community to help shape Franklin into a modern multi-modal urban street.

This meeting is the first of three events this week that coincides with a four-day design workshop in which the City will be generating design concepts for what a transformed Franklin Blvd may look like. It is designed to orient attendees to the project and planning process, and to what the Franklin Boulevard Transformation project aims to accomplish. The meeting will begin with a short presentation that helps lay the groundwork for this week’s design workshop. The City will share planning and design concepts that shape how we think about corridors like Franklin. The City will be asking for community input about what currently works well and what doesn’t on Franklin, and what Eugenians’ desires are for Franklin in the future. Attendees can expect to talk in small groups about these questions, and then hear summaries from the whole group. This meeting will be will be recorded and streamed online.

If you are interested in attending this meeting, please register at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/franklin-blvd-design-workshop-kickoff-tickets-54180673854

For more information about the project, please visit https://www.eugene-or.gov/Franklin

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Jan
29
4:00 PM16:00

Franklin Blvd Transformation Open Studio Hours

Located at the Romania Building, 2020 Franklin Blvd, 97403

This is the second of three events this week that coincides with a four-day design workshop in which the City will be generating design concepts for what a transformed Franklin Blvd may look like. The community is invited to stop by to see how design work is progressing on the second day of the workshop. Ideas tested will include changes to transit operations, places for people to walk and bike, the streetscape, and how all modes of travel interact with one another. Members of the community can chat with staff and provide comments on the initial designs. Feel free to come and go as you please, between 4:00-7:00pm.

For more information about the project, please visit https://www.eugene-or.gov/Franklin

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Jan
31
6:00 PM18:00

Franklin Blvd Draft Concept Design Reveal

Located at the Jaqua Center, 1625 E.13th Ave, 97403

This meeting is the third of three events this week that coincides with a four-day design workshop in which the City will be generating design concepts for what a transformed Franklin Blvd may look like. The design reveal will showcase the week’s work toward a concept design for transforming Franklin Boulevard. The City will present possible street cross sections, intersection and gateway designs, along with information about how options impact the way people traveling by different modes use the corridor. The presentation will be followed by a Q&A where the community can further investigate how and why specific design elements have been recommended. Designs presented at this event are not final versions and will be further evaluated in the coming months.

If you’re planning on attending this event, the City recommends that you also attend or watch the kickoff meeting on Monday, if possible.
It is also recommended that you register at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/franklin-blvd-design-workshop-reveal-tickets-54181228513

For more information about the project, please visit https://www.eugene-or.gov/Franklin

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Feb
7
5:30 PM17:30

Measuring What Matters: How people data transformed the world’s most livable cities (and is reshaping 13th Avenue on the UO campus)

Location: Lawrence Hall 177, University of Oregon

Urban design has gone through many fashions, from the Beaux-Arts to Modernism to Ecological Urbanism. But what makes a city really work and really loved? From footrests for bicyclists at Copenhagen’s stoplights to ad-hoc neighborhood plazas in Queens to retrofitting Buenos Aires’s largest slum with generous walking streets, a global revolution is changing the way designers outfit cities based on what people want and need. Less obvious is the data behind these transformations. Collected over years and sometimes decades, careful ethnographic research and people-focused data has provided designers, policymakers, and politicians with evidence to make radical changes to the fabric of cities—and a way to measure success. From the town square to Times Square, measuring the daily routines of the human animal is providing an essential lens to design cities for the 21st Century. Gehl partner and managing director Blaine Merker will tour some of these projects and talk about how people-focused methods are being put to use in creating a conceptual design for 13th Avenue on the University of Oregon campus.

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Jan
17
5:00 PM17:00

Transit Talks: A behind the wheel look at transit

Located at the EMU Falling Sky Brewing Pizzeria & Public House, 1395 University Street

Hear from LTD and TriMet employees about what they do as bus drivers, service planners, and development planners. Learn about the experiences of a bus operator, how the day-to-day schedules of transit are planned, and what the future of your transit looks like. Join in a respectful discussion about current and future bus culture.
Pizza will be provided.

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Jan
16
10:00 AM10:00

Bike Appreciation Week

Located outside of the Bike Program’s office in the EMU.

Free coffee, snacks, bike lights, bike repairs, and winter biking info outside the Bike Program in the EMU. Early bike repair DIY Workspace hours.

The City will also be tabling to engage with students to promote a four-day design workshop occurring Monday January 28th - Thursday January 31st to transform Franklin Boulevard from a high-speed auto-centric corridor to one where all people who use all modes of transportation - including walking, biking, and public transit - can feel safe and welcome.

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Jan
14
10:00 AM10:00

Bike Appreciation Week

Located outside of the Bike Program’s office in the EMU.

Free coffee, snacks, bike lights, bike repairs, and winter biking info outside the Bike Program in the EMU. Early bike repair DIY Workspace hours.

The City will also be tabling to engage with students to promote a four-day design workshop occurring Monday January 28th - Thursday January 31st to transform Franklin Boulevard from a high-speed auto-centric corridor to one where all people who use all modes of transportation - including walking, biking, and public transit - can feel safe and welcome.

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Oct
18
5:30 PM17:30

Meeting

Weekly meeting at the EMU Sustainability Center to get our hands dirty making Eugene a better place to live and move in!

Professor Marc Schlossberg will talk about the Summer 2019 Sustainable Transportation Planning Field School course he teaches in which students get to ride bikes through Germany, Amsterdam, and Denmark.

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