THE CONNECTIONS: A SUMMARY OF THE LUTRAQ PROJECT (1997),
1, 9 (2000) (citing the LUTRAQ project as the creative use of
TR=924&REC=4 (citing LUTRAQ as a "pioneer" study); Knaap
amp; Song, supra note 134, at 91 (identifying LUTRAQ as a "seminal
The LUTRAQ planners also successfully made the case that just as railroad suburbs in New York, Philadelphia and Boston were popular at the turn of the century, a strong market exists today for modern transit developments.
The LUTRAQ team also made progress on helping the Portland region implement a new land use transportation concept to begin reversing trends in travel behavior.
Early indications from city leaders and public-interest groups are that the LUTRAQ approach is working.
Given the choice to pursue LUTRAQ
strategies or construct the long-planned West Eugene Parkway, the voters clearly selected the construction of the parkway.
In any event, the Eugene City Council removed the Bus Rapid Transit option from west Eugene before the election, effectively killing any LUTRAQ
possibility in the foreseeable future.
A LUTRAQ solution for west Eugene would ease traffic congestion, improve traffic flow between western Lane County and Interstate 5, and reduce air pollution.
A LUTRAQ treatment would save money so that priority road projects that have been "futured" (which means "canceled") can still move forward.
A LUTRAQ solution worked for Portland, it can work for Eugene.