The City of Eugene will present its second Sunday Streets event of the summer, which promotes healthy, active lifestyles, in the Bethel neighborhood on September 8th. From 11:30AM – 4:00PM people are invited to enjoy a 1.5-mile car-free route by foot, bicycle, roller skate, wheelchair, or any other human-powered transportation that they wish.
The Sunday Streets Bethel route connects activity centers at Petersen Barn Park and Fairfield Elementary School. These activity centers will feature pedal powered live music, food carts, free soccer clinics, yoga classes, tree walks, hula hoops, and more. ShelterCare will be providing free helmets that event attendees can decorate at the City of Eugene Recreation booth. The Petersen Barn Activity Center Stage will include musical performances and classes including Neil Bjorklund and His Bodacious Band, the North Eugene Ukulele Orchestra, line dancing, and Steel Wool. Samba Ja, a local Brazilian percussion ensemble, will be performing along the route and Won Tan Nara Drumming and Dance Ensemble and GreyMatter Jugglers will perform at the Fairfield Elementary School activity center.
Eugene Sunday Streets events are fun, safe, and successful with the help of over 150 volunteers per event. There is still a need for more “Intersection Superheroes.” Intersection Superheroes help direct traffic flow, answer questions, help local residents access their homes, and set up or take down barricades at their designated intersection. There are two shifts available: 10:45 a.m. to 2 p.m., and 1:45 to 4:15 p.m. 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 541-501-0390.
If you are wondering how you may get to or from the event, you need not worry any longer. Visit eugenesundaystreets.org/ to print off a FREE LTD bus pass for the event, view the schedule for group bike rides and suggested routes to and from the event, or look at the route map to view the available event parking at Fairfield, Malabon, and Cascade schools. Please call the Eugene Sunday Streets Coordinator, Emma Newman, at 541-501-0356 if you have questions about transportation.
With no designated start or finish, the two-way car-free Sunday Streets route can be enjoyed at everyone’s own pace by many different from of healthy, active transportation. 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 learn more about Eugene Sunday Streets go to www.eugenesundaystreets.org or call 541-501-0356.