City Seeks to Improve 30th Avenue Safety

EUGENE, Ore. — The city of Eugene is trying to figure out how to make 30th Avenue safe for people to cross after it got complaints from neighbors.

More than 16,000 cars travel on that street on any given day, and transportation engineers say many people speed through the neighborhood. Even though there’s a pedestrian bridge over the road, not everyone can use the bridge.

“There was a person hit in a wheelchair crossing University (Street) in December, and so he would not have been able to use the pedestrian bridge because it’s a stairwell,” said Reed Dunbar, Transportation Planner.

The meeting starts Thursday at 6 p.m. at Camas Ridge Elementary.

The city hopes people will come with a number of ideas for improving safety.

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  1. RB says:

    Why were so many of these pedestrian bridges built with no thought for the disabled? Perhaps the disabled were considered expendable.

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