The following is a press release from the City of Eugene:
Building Livable Communities Through Bicycle & Pedestrian Design
What does the future hold for active transportation in North American cities? With each passing year, walking and bicycling rates increase as more people choose to get around on foot or by bike based on interest in improved personal health, environmental considerations and simple economics. While some North American cities are already figuring out how to accommodate these increasing numbers, others are playing catch-up after years of auto-centric development. The City of Eugene, an early innovator in non-motorized transportation design, is preparing an updated Pedestrian and Bicycle Master Plan to help guide transportation decisions for the foreseeable future.
On the evening of October 22nd, 2010, you are invited to join us as we explore the topic of emerging and innovative bicycle and pedestrian design with a panel of speakers including Edward Fischer, former ODOT State Traffic Engineer, Jessica Roberts, Alta Planning and Design, and Hugh Prichard, retired developer and real estate broker. Our panel will be moderated by Sheila Lyons, the ODOT Pedestrian and Bicycle Program Manager.
When: Friday, October 22, 5-6 pm Happy Hour; 6-8 pm Panel Discussion
Where: Oregon Electric Station, 27 E 5th Ave., Eugene, OR 97401
Details: Free valet bike parking, light refreshments and no-cost entry
Event sponsored by, City of Eugene, point2point Solutions, GEARs, Eugene Safe Routes to School, and Envision Eugene
What’s better than drinking beer and talking about bikes? Nothing! Luckily there will be free valet bike parking since the Oregon Electric Station doesn’t have any bike racks. Silly people.
This will be a great chance to learn about bike infrastructure and policy in a fun environment, and to further share your ideas and opinions about the future of cycling in Eugene. Did I mention there will be beer?