City & Government, Community, Springfield

Springfield’s Main Street among most unsafe streets in state

SPRINGFIELD — 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 Main Street Safety Project intends to select infrastructure solutions that will make Main Street safer for people walking, biking, driving and taking transit.
The City of Springfield and the Oregon Department of Transportation have launched its second online open house as part of a second round of community engagement efforts for the planning phase of the Main Street Safety Project.
The survey will be live through April 13 at
Feedback gathered during this round of community engagement will build upon the first round of community engagement for the project, prior community visioning and planning efforts for Main Street, and input from the Our Main Street Springfield Governance Team and the Springfield City Council.
Through this second online open house, feedback from the community will be gathered to inform which possible infrastructure elements are preferred to address the safety problem on Main Street. The possible infrastructure elements being considered include raised medians, intersection control, bicycle infrastructure, pedestrian facilities, and enhanced corridor transit.
The first online open house for the project occurred in fall 2018 and captured input and feedback from the community on the values that the plan should reflect, which helped inform project-specific goals and objectives to guide the development and evaluation of possible improvement solutions that will provide for the movement of goods and people, support the economic viability of the corridor, accommodate current bus service and future transit solutions, and complement ongoing traffic safety education and enforcement.
The results from the first online open house provided direction for the types of possible infrastructure elements to be considered and are included in the second online open house.
More info: Molly Markarian, project manager, at 541-726-4611 or [email protected].



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