University of Oregon’s partnership with the City of Redmond in the Sustainable City Year Program will progress next week as students lay out bicycle transportation plans.
From 12 to 2 p.m., Monday at Redmond City Hall, 716 SW Evergreen Ave., Professor Marc Schlossberg, co-director of the Sustainable Cities Initiative which oversees the program, and students will present proposals for improving bicycle infrastructure in the city, by making auto-centric areas more bicycle- and pedestrian-friendly. The ideas are designed to make dangerous intersections safer, better connect bike paths, plan pedestrian-focused events and create a marketing plan for how the community can increase the number of people biking, walking or rolling.
Specifically, students are focusing on a hub-and-spoke approach for bike paths around local schools, making car-dominant streets such as Veterans Way and U.S. Highway 97 safer and more appealing to cyclists and making better connections between downtown and Dry Canyon by bicycle and foot.
The students will make the recommendations to stakeholders, city staff and the public.