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 read. These blogs are different from the GEARs, SRTS, and EugeneWeekly blogs (viewable in RSS form on the right of this page) in that they focus more on culture and less on news.
I’ve mentioned EugeneBicyclist.com before (I think) but I feel like mentioning it again. The man behind it is a mystery (oooh, spooky!), but I’m pretty sure he isn’t a zombie. If he is a zombie, and he eats you, I’m sorry. Not that it would be my fault if he DID eat you, but more because I’m sure being eaten is not an enjoyable thing and I would most likely feel empathy for you.
Another newish Eugene cycle blog is Eugene Cycle Chic, a blog featuring pictures of Eugenians in their utter hotness riding their bikes, or something like that. It’s like a Eugene version of Copenhagen Cycle Chic – the main difference being that Eugene riders sometimes wear helmets and probably don’t speak dutch danish. I’ve yet to find a picture of me on Eugene Cycle Chic, but I think it’s because I’m too pretty and they don’t want to make other people feel embarrassed.
The City of Eugene’s InMotion continues to make our job easier by condensing tons of information into a wonderful little newsletter. There is a lot of information in this one (posted in full after the jump), but the following bit of information has me very excited. It’s something I’ve been asking for for awhile, they promised us in March, and now they’ve finally delivered!
Online hazard reporting directly to the city – available when the city hotline (541-682-4800) is closed! This can be used to report glass, debris, etc 24/7! Quoted:
New Online App Offers Easy Way to Report Bike Lane Problems
A new web-based application makes it easy for cyclists to report problems and request maintenance services in Eugene’s bike lanes. The bike lane service application is located at www.eugeneâ€or.gov/pwm (look for the bike lane service icon). It is one of six online services (the others are report nuisance vegetation, report a pothole, get notified when street is scheduled to be swept, report graffiti, and request leaf delivery) now offered by the Eugene Public Works Department
All of the service request applications use a map-based system. Customers enter a street address to generate a marker “pin” that can be dragged to an exact location. Customers fill in an easy online form that includes a notes field. The final step is to click the “submit” button, which automatically sends the request to the correct work group. For more information about the bike lane service request application, contact the Public Works Maintenance Division at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 541-682-4800.
Take the jump to view the entire InMotion newsletter.