Note: I began writing this article back in May but kept postponing it due to a constant flow of more time-sensitive stories. The recent passing of Ruth Bascom has made the publishing of this article important. It seems that the majority of the bike infrastructure we all enjoy today came about during the 70’s, [More …]
Ruth Bascom 1926-2010
I didn’t live in Eugene when Ruth Bascom was the first female mayor of Eugene (1993-1997), nor did I live here when she was a city councilor for eight years before she became mayor. I wasn’t around when she inspired and was the driving force behind the Ruth Bascom Riverbank Path [More …]
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The affected downtown area
On August 11th, the Eugene City Council voted to make car parking downtown free, affective October 1st. The area runs from Willamette St to the east, Lincoln St to the west, Seventh Ave to the north and 11th Ave to the south. Whether or not this was a good idea [More …]
Good day, wonderful people. As you may have noticed by our plethora of recent articles (sort of), our summer slowdown has mostly ended. Yay!
I wanted to give a quick shoutout to the other area bike blogs that helped pickup WBE’s slack over the summer, and which continue to be a joy to [More …]
“No Experience Required.”
That is what grabbed me about the email. The Center for Appropriate Transport’s “Trips for Kids” program already sounded like a good idea, since it gave youth who might not otherwise get the opportunity to get out in nature and learn mountain biking skills. The specific call for volunteers that I saw [More …]
The City of Eugene has turned in an application to ODOT’s Pedestrian & Bicycle Grant to make some major improvements to Alder Street between 19th and Franklin and 13th from Alder to Kincaid. The plans call for a new two-way cycletrack from 19th to Franklin, a signalized crossing of Franklin, bike specific signal heads at [More …]
Pulled this off the Willamette River Bridge site and it’s worth passing on to remind folks to be careful, courteous and safe out on the paths, especially with all of the construction going on.
Speaking of construction, the Fern Ridge path section near the fairgrounds has opened up- it’s nice! Would post a [More …]
There’s a good amount of posts in the “To Do” file but the most important piece right now is to go over to the City of Eugene’s “Pedestrian & Bicycle Master Plan” website and give your input on the plan. You can complete an online survey, use the interactive map, or simply send in a [More …]
WBE’s slowdown will continue throughout much of August, but we will try and repost important information as much as possible during this time. This letter was posted on the GEARs google group by a UO staffer.
Aug. 2, 2010
To: UO faculty and staff
From: UO Office of Communications
Subject: Construction work to impact Agate [More …]