This summer marks the third year of Eugene Sunday Streets, a free event that focuses on building community and promoting active lifestyles. On Sunday, July 21st and September 8th, from 11:30 AM to 4:00 PM, people will be able to walk, roll, and dance in the streets along a car-free route. The first event will be held in Downtown Eugene and the second event will be held in the Bethel Neighborhood.
Eugene Sunday Streets still needs over 100 volunteers for the July 21st event to make it safe and fun for everyone. Intersection Superheroes are especially needed. Intersection Superheroes help direct traffic flow, answer questions, redirect neighborhood traffic, and set up or take down barricades at their designated intersection. There are two shifts available: 10:45 AM to 2:00 PM and 1:45 to 4:30 PM. If you are interested in volunteering, please go to www.eugene-or.gov/essvolunteer to sign up or call the Eugene Sunday Streets Volunteer Coordinator at 541-501-0356.
Sunday Streets Downtown is presented by the City of Eugene, in partnership with the first ever TrackTown City Center Mile and fast-paced Rolf Prima Downtown Criterium bicycle race from 7am – noon, presented by dark30 sports. Kesey Square and Monroe Park will feature major activity centers along the route. The Summer in the City activity center in Kesey Square will include a beer garden, public art unveiling, obstacle course, and pedal powered music stage. Local businesses will also be providing free samples and specials on the day of the event. Monroe Park will feature Eugene Yoga classes, children’s Burley MyKick push-bike races, circus arts and gymnastics for all ages, and live musical performances by Water Tower, the North Eugene Ukulele Orchestra, RevelleveR, and Kudana marimba group.
With no designated start or finish, the two-way car-free route can be enjoyed by foot, bicycle, roller skates, or dancing at everyone’s own pace. The event is designed to get the entire community outside, having fun and enjoying healthy activities in Eugene’s public spaces while showing how easy it is to get around by human-powered transportation.
To volunteer or learn more about Eugene Sunday Streets please go to www.eugenesundaystreets.org or call 541-501-0356.