A neighborhood greenway is a low-speed, low-volume street that provides a comfortable environment for all street users. Neighborhood greenways prioritize walking and biking by adding wayfinding signs, pavement markings, and improved crossings of busy streets.
Why Alder Street?
Alder Street, between 24th Avenue and 27th Avenue, was scheduled for repaving in 2019. Pavement preservation projects rehabilitate the existing pavement by resurfacing the pavement, replacing striping, and updating sidewalk access ramps. Funding for the projects comes from the voter-approved 2017 Pavement Bond Measure.
The City of Eugene Transportation System Plan 2035 (TSP) identifies Alder Street as a Neighborhood Greenway from 24th Avenue to 35th Avenue. The repaving of the street provided an opportunity to add neighborhood greenway elements, and the changes were made as part of the 2019 project.
Alder Street Neighborhood Greenway
To ensure a comfortable environment for people walking and biking on Alder Street, the following elements were added to the street:
Traffic Calming – to slow the speed of vehicle traffic. Speed bumps were added to Alder Street from 24th Avenue to 30th Avenue.
Traffic Circle – to eliminate the need for stop signs to control cross traffic. A neighborhood traffic circle was added to 28th Avenue at Alder Street.
Shared Lane Markings (Sharrows) – to identify where people riding bikes should ride on the street and communicate the street is a bike route. Shared Lane Pavement Markings were added to Alder Street from 24th Avenue to 30th Avenue.
Enhanced Pedestrian Crossings – to make crossing the street easier for people walking and biking. Curb extensions were added at the intersection of 25th Avenue at Alder Street. Ramps were added to the pedestrian crossing across 30th Avenue.
Diversion - there is existing diversion on Alder Street at 24th Avenue and 19th Avenue. Turn restrictions were added at 19th Avenue to prevent left turn conflicts. For more information, see this graphic Opens a New Window. .
If you’d like more information on this project please email Reed Dunbar, Transportation Planner, at the City of Eugene. Or call 541-682-5727.