City to Host Cycletrack Demo Day

Want to know what it feels like to ride a cycletrack?  Come out to tomorrow’s “Cycletrack Demo Day” to find out.

As reported previously, the City of Eugene is considering a cycle track as one of the design options for an Alder Street corridor update happening this year (between Franklin and 18th Ave.). This new corridor could allow cyclists to access the river path more conveniently from the south side of town.  Along with a two way bike lane and some other design options, the cycle track is the design most people are the least familiar with but that has the greatest potential to increase the comfort, safety, and usage for cyclists.

Since cycle tracks are a new concept the City is setting up a demo so that community members can get a feel for what it’s like  riding a bicycle on a 2-way cycle track facility.  Come check it out;  bring your bike and helmet and give it a ride!  The paint will be down for awhile so if you miss tomorrows demo swing by some other time to check it out.

It’s right before the Pedal Powered Workshop happening at Agate Hall, so stop by on your way there.

When: Friday, May 7, 2010  4:00 to 5:30pm
Where: Intersection of Mill Race and Riverfront Parkway (by train underpass to the Autzen Bridge)
Info:   (541) 682-5727, David Roth, Associate Transportation Planner, City of Eugene

Author: Shane MacRhodes

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