Hyacinth Street Sidewalk Project
Lane County Public Works, in partnership with the Bethel School District, planned pedestrian infrastructure in a heavily traveled established neighborhood with no sidewalks or marked crosswalks. This forced bicyclists, pedestrians, and automobiles to share the roadway, which included on-street parking on both sides. A robust community involvement process developed and led by Cogito supported design of the new improvements. The community’s input shaped the final design that is consistent with the character of the neighborhood and customized to address the needs of the owners of the 27 adjoining properties. Cogito facilitated the collaboration of Eugene Friends of Trees, a non-profit organization, to coordinate the planting of 41 trees along the new sidewalk. For more information, visit the Lane County website.