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1st Annual BEST Awards Dinner

Better Eugene-Springfield Transportation (BEST)

Tuesday, May 21, 2019 from 5:00 PM to 7:30 PM (PDT)

1st Annual BEST Awards Dinner

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Registration Type Sales End Price Fee Quantity
Single Seat: $97.11 with service fee
Includes dinner for one person plus access to no-host bar.
2h 37m $90.00 $7.11
Single Seat: $90 if paid by check or ACH
Includes dinner for one person plus access to no-host bar. Ticket not valid until a check for $90 per person is sent to: BEST, PO Box 773, Eugene, OR 97440. Or visit https://www.best-oregon.org/donate to complete an “Authorization for Direct Contribution via ACH” form.
2h 37m Free $0.00
Single Seat: Free with monthly donation of $10+
Includes dinner for one person plus access to no-host bar. Visit https://www.best-oregon.org/donate to complete an “Authorization for Direct Contribution via ACH” form to begin donating $10+ per month automatically.
2h 37m Free $0.00

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Join us for the 1st Annual BEST Awards Dinner to recognize the individuals, organizations, programs or projects that have demonstrated excellence in improving the quality of transportation in our community.

Be inspired by keynote speaker Mia Birk, who for 27 years has been at the forefront of active transportation, including co-founding and leading two firms, Alta Planning + Design and Alta Bicycle Share, Inc. (now Motivate, Inc., a part of Lyft). She also wrote Joyride: Pedaling Toward a Healthier Planet.

Learn how BEST is bringing people together to promote transportation options, safe streets, and walkable neighborhoods.

Register for just $90 per person and help support the efforts of BEST.

If you would like to co-sponsor the event by buying a table, please contact BEST executive director Rob Zako at rob@best-oregon.org or 541-606-0931.


Our judges have carefully reviewed over 50 nominations for the BEST Awards. We are excited to announce our finalists!

BEST Award for Transportation Options

Recognizing efforts to add new options or to improve the availability, practicality or affordability of existing options, especially for youth, seniors, people with low incomes, or people with mobility limitations, the finalists are:

BEST Award for Safe Streets

Recognizing efforts to protect lives on our streets, especially for more vulnerable users, the finalists are: 

BEST Award for Walkable Neighborhoods 

Recognizing efforts to design and build “complete neighborhoods,” where outside of commuting to work or having a “night out” you can get most everything you need within walking distance, the finalists are:

  • Blossom Cottages — cottage cluster on River Road in Eugene opened in 2019
  • Amazon Corner — mixed-use mid-rise rentals on Hilyard Street in Eugene opened in 2018
  • Lucia + Arcadia — townhouses on Friendly Street in Eugene opened 2014–2019
  • The Oaks on 14th — affordable housing on Oak Patch in Eugene opened in 2017

Congratulations to all our finalists!


Mia Birk appears thanks to LiveMove, the transportation and livability student group, and the Sustainable Cities Institute at the University of Oregon.

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Have questions about 1st Annual BEST Awards Dinner? Contact Better Eugene-Springfield Transportation (BEST)

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Downtown Athletic Club
999 Willamette Street
Eugene, OR 97401

Tuesday, May 21, 2019 from 5:00 PM to 7:30 PM (PDT)


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