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Willamette Street Should Be Reconnected

December 11th, 2015 1 Comment

When we built the Hult Center and the Eugene Conference Center in 1982, we severed our signature street to give those buildings a plaza between them. We gave up driving directly from the train station and post office to downtown and the south hills. We thought it wouldn’t matter. We were wrong.

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Restripe the Street

August 2nd, 2013 9 Comments

After staging literally hundreds of different shows in the same space at Actors Cabaret in downtown Eugene, Roberts knows how to make people suspend their disbelief. He has “street cred” about how to give this stretch of street some credibility.

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Planning a Street Requires Measuring Pain More Than Time

April 26th, 2013 No Comments

Removing those vehicles waiting to turn left eliminates most of the “luck” we currently rely on when we navigate Willamette Street. Bad luck is experienced as stress, and that stress is not divided equally among the drivers affected.

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Willamette Street Road Diet Will Reduce Stress

January 25th, 2013 1 Comment

What is now 75 seconds might become 90 seconds, but consistently so. The delays that come from choosing the wrong lane will be eliminated, because there will be only one thoroughgoing lane.

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