Construction Zone Flaggers–efficient and friendly. (photo and caption: Katura Reynolds)
The Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) have created a couple public safety videos to help advise cyclists who are navigating the 1-5 bridge construction on the river path. If I were to summarize the videos, I would say something like: “Hey, this bridge is [More …]
Those of us living and riding in the Eugene/Springfield area have a wonderful problem on our hands. There are so many advocacy organizations in our area working to improve our lives that it’s almost impossible to keep track of them all. It can be difficult to see how these organizations fit and work together, [More …]
The area in question is highlighted in pinkish
The June 10th Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Committee (BPAC) meeting was – and I know I probably over-use this word – silly. I’ve only been attending public planning meetings for a few months now, but it never ceases to amaze me how emotional people get when [More …]
This following message has been making the rounds, warning Canal Path users of even more congestion on the River Path under 1-5. If that’s part of your commute plan extra time on Wednesday and Thursday.
Expect longer delays than usual June 23 and 24 on the Canoe Canal Path as it passes under Interstate 5. [More …]
Kendra's route will mostly follow this Northern Route
Kendra, our esteemed copy editor, left this weekend for a month long tour of the Great Lakes, roughly following Adventure Cycling’s North Lakes Route. She and a friend will start in Scandia, Mn on June 21st and then ride self-supported to West Bend, In – arriving [More …]
This year I finally volunteered for the City of Eugene’s annual Bicycle and Pedestrian Count (I had seen the notice in the GEARs emails for years now, but hadn’t been able to get my act together before). The data gathered during these counts helps the city understand the non-motorized traffic patterns at various strategic intersections [More …]
Is this how legislators view cyclists?
Editor’s Note: A major goal of WBE is to report the news in a “positive” manner. This editorial breaks from that tradition, but no one can be positive all the time.
Many car drivers, isolated in their protective steel boxes, fail to realize how dangerous their high-speed heavy [More …]
Plover footprints stamped in cement on the Fern Ridge Bike Path.
Eugene is lucky to have some great wild areas within easy access of the city, including the West Eugene Wetlands. While many folks might see this section of the Fern Ridge Bike Path as a nice flat stretch to ride through really fast, [More …]
Tuesday’s Fern Ridge bike path assault saga continues with this press release by the Eugene Police Department: (emphasis mine)
Police Seeking Witnesses to Tuesday’s Bike Path Assault
Case No. 10-9171
Eugene Police investigators are seeking any witnesses to a bike path assault that happened on Tuesday, June 8, around 9 a.m. at the Fern Ridge [More …]
photo courtesy of Erik J Mills
Even though it may not seem like June, summer is upon us–and if you’re involved in racing that means crit season has come! What are these crits I speak of? Criteriums (a.k.a crits) are bike races held on a short courses (typically less than 3 miles) and are [More …]