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Changes coming to Franklin Boulevard in Eugene

Officials said part of this project will include protected bike-ways, pedestrian paths and more efficient public transit.

Posted: Jan 27, 2019 4:53 PM
Updated: Jan 28, 2019 9:21 AM

EUGENE, Ore. -- The City of Eugene is working to improve safety for pedestrians and bikers on Franklin Boulevard with The Franklin Boulevard Transformation.

Officials said part of this project will include protected bike-ways, pedestrian paths and more efficient public transit.

They said wide lanes and fast-moving traffic make this street unsafe for people who walk, ride the bus or bike.

Maegan King, a student at the University of Oregon said these changes are needed.

"It would be nice to make it a little bit safer," King said. "It's a little bit of a further walk than I'm used to right on campus."

The city said the planning and design phase for the project will begin this month and go through November of this year.

The project kicks off Monday with a four day workshop where the city will hear feedback from community members for their initial design concept for Franklin Boulevard.

It is scheduled to start at 6 p.m. and is located at the Ford Alumni Center. 

1720 E 13th Avenue, Eugene, Oregon 97403

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