Bike Parking Enhancement Project
The City of Springfield received $86,500 from Regional Bicycle Enhancement grant funding to strengthen bike infrastructure. The funding supports the purchase and install of public bike racks in locations lacking quality bike parking but does not include lighting enhancements or covered structures. This project supports bike transportation and recreation throughout Springfield by increasing the availability of safe and secure public bike parking (bike racks). Outreach and community engagement will take place in 2022 and 2023, with the installation of bike racks expected in 2024.
Springfield Bike Share Expansion
The City of Springfield is exploring the opportunity to expand bike share into Springfield. Expanding the successful PeaceHealth Rides bike share system, operating in Eugene since 2018, would enhance connectivity between downtown destinations and nearby neighborhoods and transit stops. Riders could also utilize the riverpath system to connect Downtown Springfield, Downtown Eugene, and the University of Oregon for shopping, dining, and recreation. Outreach and community engagement will take place in fall and winter of 2022.
Transportation System Plan – Adopted 2014, Updated 2020
The City of Springfield adopted the Springfield Transportation System Plan (TSP) in July 2014 and updated it in 2020. The plan assesses the community’s transportation needs and identifies the preferred multi-modal transportation system to serve residents, businesses, and visitors.
To implement the goals, policies, and actions identified in the plan, the City conducted a code update and implementation project to establish the TSP’s vision in the Springfield Development Code.
Main Street Safety Project
Springfield’s Main Street is consistently ranked as one of the most unsafe city streets in Oregon based on the severity and frequency of traffic crashes. The City of Springfield and the Oregon Department of Transportation launched the Main Street Safety Project to address this safety problem by engaging our Springfield community and identifying thoughtful and effective safety solutions. Our goal is to create a coordinated plan that identifies the types of safety improvements that work best for all Main Street users. Community engagement is vital to inform the selection of infrastructure solutions that help ensure safe, accessible transportation for everyone, whether by foot, bike, mobility device, bus, or car.