If you’ve been reading the Eugene Weekly, you may already know that Imperial Oil/ExxonMobil is planning to ship hundreds of tons of oil equipment up the Columbia River, destined for the Alberta Tar Sands in Canada as [More ...]
Note: The following editorial was written for the Sept 29th issue of BANG! This version is slightly longer and annotated. Elly Blue of Grist and BikePortland published a similar article recently, and I’ve added some of her perspective to mine. You can read her incredible article here.
A Silly Question
One of the biggest debates [More ...]
There’s only one week left in the BTA’s Bike Commute Challenge, but don’t worry, you can still participate and record trips from all month. If you aren’t into the competition aspect of the challenge, it at least tells you interesting things like your commute rate, calories burned, and CO2 [More ...]
It takes many little things for a city to become and remain “bicycle friendly.” Our cycling infrastructure is more than just bridges and cycletracks, and while those things are important, they aren’t everything. If all we ever focus on is the big stuff, one might get the idea that not a lot is going on– [More ...]
This Wednesday, the Oregon Department of Transportation will confirm which of the 15 projects it will fund in this, the first year, of the Urban Trail Fund (UTF). Eugene is home to one of three recommended projects by the Oregon Transportation Commission. Eugene’s “Amazon and Willamette River Path Connector” project is expected to construct four [More ...]
Are you taking the BTA’s Bike Commute Challenge? It’s about halfway over (it runs through September), but you can still join in and record miles from earlier this month. Be sure to mark the days you don’t work as “non-work days” so they don’t affect your commute rate. [More ...]
What is it about a bridge? I can ride for miles along the riverfront, but I never stop to soak in the scenery and contemplate my place in the world until I am crossing a bridge.
Though it won’t be officially open until November, the [More ...]
This isn’t the article that I had planned to write tonight, but it looks like the Delta Bridge opening party is going to have to wait another few days. It’s interesting that this post so quickly follows the one below [More ...]
City planners recently released a PDF notice aiming to remind cyclists and pedestrians to share Eugene’s many “shared use” paths. Sometimes we need to be reminded that the Fern Ridge, Amazon, and River paths – as well as many other “bike paths” in Eugene – aren’t really bike paths at all. These paths are meant [More ...]
If you commute or ride between Eugene and Springfield on the River Path and/or Canal Path you’ll need to allow extra time Monday and Tuesday.
Canoe Canal Path User Alert
The Canoe Canal Path under I-5 will be closed on Monday, September 13 and Tuesday, September 14, as the contractor demolishes the remaining [More ...]
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