The traffic changes to 13th avenue by campus proved to be daunting when first established. In the pictures above, a person can see the problem with having cars driving through a high pedestrian traffic area. One of the biggest changes was adding in the back-in parking which has helped and hurt the flow of cars, bikes, and walkers.
Eugene’s downtown is on the smaller side and the parking spots and garages are scattered over several blocks. These spots fill up quickly and many people end up walking farther to a restaurant or shop then they probably would have imagined. With meter prices rising in this area, it could change the way drivers think about traveling to downtown.
Lastly, the garage at the Sacred Heart Medical Center is another location to find automobiles. There is a fee to park here and for those who park here regularly that could become a problem compared to others who bike or walk to this building.