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Public Open House - UO Presentation

UO's Sustainable Cities Year Program to Present Bicycle Transportation Designs to the City of Redmond

Post Date:06/03/2015 12:44 PM

UO's Sustainable Cities Year Program to Present Bicycle Transportation

Designs to the City of Redmond – Public Open House

 

WHAT: SCYP Students Present Potential Bicycle Transportation Designs and Programs

 

DATE: Monday, June. 8

 

TIME: 12:00 p.m. to 2 p.m.

 

WHO: Professor Marc Schlossberg and students from the University of Oregon Sustainable City Year Program, in partnership with the City of Redmond

 

PLACE: Redmond City Hall, 716 SW Evergreen Ave., Redmond, OR 97756

 

BACKGROUND:

 

UO students participating in the Sustainable City Year Program (SCYP), in partnership with the City of Redmond, will present their proposals for improving the safety and connectivity of pedestrian and bicycle infrastructure in Redmond on Monday, June 8. Working in teams, students’ projects focused on redesigning auto-centric corridors to be more bicycle and pedestrian friendly, especially to and from schools, improving dangerous intersections, formulating ideas for bicycle and pedestrian focused events, and creating a marketing plan for how the community can increase the number of people biking, walking or rolling. Students will present their recommendations to the public, stakeholders and City staff.

 

“This partnership between the University and the City has been wonderful in bringing the importance of biking and walking to the forefront in the community and has spurred robust discussion and brought forth some great ideas that the City will be able to capitalize on in the future,” said Scott Woodford, Associate Planner and Project Specialist for the City of Redmond.

 

Community members are encouraged to attend and participate in a public discussion of the designs and projects recommended by SCYP students for improving bicycling and pedestrian facilities and programming in Redmond. 

 

AREAS of FOCUS:

 

  1. Students focused on improving bike and pedestrian infrastructure that are “family-friendly” by focusing on three core areas:

    A Hub & Spoke approach using local schools, such as Vern Patrick Elementary, John Tuck Elementary, M.A. Lynch Elementary, and Obsidian Middle School as hubs and neighborhood streets, such as 10th Street, 15th Street, and Obsidian Avenue as spokes.

     

    Automobile-dominant streets in heavy commercial areas, such as 15th Street and Highland Avenue, Rimrock and Highland Avenue, and Veterans Avenue and US 97 to make them safer and more appealing.

     

    Better connections between downtown and Dry Canyon by bicycle and foot.

     

  2. Students created a blueprint for community events (e.g. a Park to Park) to help build awareness, encourage biking and walking for fun, educate on safe practices, and help create an advocacy group.

     

  3. Students created a map based on the family-friendliness of different corridors - as opposed to the labeling of corridors by bicycle infrastructure type.

     

  4. Identified key gaps in the family-friendly network, utilizing both low volume and high automobile volume infrastructure.

 

CONTACT: Scott Woodford, Associate Planner and Project Specialist for the City of Redmond, 541-923-7758, scott.woodford@ci.redmond.or.us

 

SOURCE: Megan Banks, SCYP Project Coordinator, 541-346-6395, mbanks@uoregon.edu

 

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