I-5 Bridge, Delta Ponds, Bike/Ped, Smart Trips, and BPAC

Lee Shoemaker is the Bicycle and Pedestrian Coordinator for the City of Eugene.  He’s one of the people inside the city who helps cycling advocates “get things done.”

WeBikeEugene contributor Shane Rhodes wrote an update on what Lee is working on for the January 2010 GEARS newsletter, and has graciously allowed us to re-post it here.  To receive the full newsletter yourself simply become a member of GEARS (it’s worth it).

From Shoemaker’s Desk

By Shane Rhodes

The latest from the City Bicycle and Pedestrian Coordinator:

I-5 Bridge– Work continues on deconstruction of old bridge. North Bank bike path closed from Knickerbocker Bridge to East of I-5. Detours are set-up for path users. Flaggers still assist path users when needed.  See the project website at: http://www.willamettebridge.org

Delta Ponds Multi-use Bridge– Work continues. This 340-foot-long, cablestay bridge span over the Delta Highway is an important Cal Young neighborhood connection to the river path system and is projected to be finished Fall of 2010. See the project website at: http://tinyurl.com/yjh6mfe

Bicycle & Pedestrian Master Plan– The Summit was the kickoff for the plan, which will take just over a year to complete.  Selection of the consulting agency should be finished at the start of February and then the real work begins with at least four more community input sessions, a design toolkit, and other components that will help make Eugene an even better place to choose active transportation.

Smart Trips– This “individualized marketing” campaign starts this summer and is focused on the Harlow neighborhood. Contact lindsay.r.selser@ci.eugene.or.us for more information

Oregon BPAC  (Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Committee)- Held a meeting on January 14th with discussion of an Urban Trails Fund, a Rumble Strip Policy, the Oregon Transportation Safety Plan, and the ODOT Bike/Ped Grant (2011/2012 cycle).  There was also a presentation by Ed Fischer, the State Traffic Engineer, on an international trip looking at Ped/Bike safety and mobility. He will be presenting at a PSU Transportation Seminar which is being shown on Campus by LiveMove. See GEARs Community Bike Calendar for more details.

Eugene BPAC (Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Committee)- Five new members have come onboard and the Committee is working with City staff to clarify its role as an advisory committee working on the Strategic Plan implementation. The BPAC has had LTD come to two meetings and sponsored two walking tours of the Amazon alignment.

Author: C-Gir