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City to promote a friendlier Franklin as ‘the spine of EmX’ Feb. 2

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Transportation planners hope to make Franklin Boulevard more inviting, safe, and comfortable for those who walk, bike, and ride the bus.

from City of Eugene Transportation Planning

Get the latest on the Franklin Boulevard Transformation project at a community open house Thursday, Feb. 2, 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., at The Ford Alumni Center Ballroom, 1720 E. 13th Ave., Eugene.

Food and drink will be available, along with kid-friendly activities.

Transportation planners hope to make Franklin Boulevard more inviting, safe, and comfortable for those who walk, bike, and ride the bus. The open house will showcase the preferred alternative, dubbed the “Track Town Driveway” iteration, and the 113-page draft corridor report.¬†

According to the draft corridor report, the project started with these original four design goals:

  1. Transform Franklin Boulevard from an unsafe automobile-oriented thoroughfare to a safe, multimodal street that works for the neighborhoods along the corridor and in the region.
  2. Reinforce Franklin Boulevard as the spine of the regional Emerald Express (EmX) Bus Rapid Transit system.
  3. Strengthen connections for all modes across and along Franklin Boulevard.
  4. Reconstruct Franklin Boulevard to be consistent with adopted plans and consider environmental impacts and cost.

Talk with the project team, engage with the current design iteration, and collaborate with fellow community members. Community input will be incorporated into the design as it moves forward from planning to engineering.

New community members will be introduced to the project. Community members who have previously engaged with the project will receive project updates. All community members will be asked to provide feedback on the current design draft.

All open house materials will also be available online on the Franklin Boulevard Transformation webpage.

For more, email Trish Sharma or phone 541-682-6887.

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