February InMotion Newsletter Re-Post

The City of Eugene’s InMotion Newsletter (subscribe at the bottom right of this page) is one of the best sources in the area for bicyclist and pedestrian news.

In their own words:

InMotion is a monthly e-newsletter produced to help communicate with Eugene’s biking and walking enthusiasts.  Each month you will find information about upcoming local events and advocacy opportunities that pertain to all forms of active transportation.  Please feel free to forward this great community resource to anyone you think might enjoy it.

Continue reading “February InMotion Newsletter Re-Post”

Weekend News Wrapup 02/06/10

A lot happened in Eugene’s cycling world this first week of February.  Here are some of the key events that happened this week concerning SRTS, the UO Bike Program, Territorial Highway Construction, Alder St./Riverbank path access, Fern Ridge Bike Path EmX construction, the Crest Drive controversy, and STP-U Funds.

Eugene Safe Routes to School received a $495,000 grant.

From EugeneSRTS.org:

The Eugene Safe Routes to School Program and the City of Eugene have just been awarded a $495,000 grant from the Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) and the National Safe Routes to School program.

The grant applies to seven local schools and their respective surrounding areas. Improvements on way include  “Stutter Flash” crossings at 28th and Hilyard, 30th  and Alder,  18th and Friendly St,  a crosswalk at Chambers and 14th,  and scores of other improvements.  Stay tuned to the Eugene SRTS blog where more details will be posted soon.
Read more for other news items. Continue reading “Weekend News Wrapup 02/06/10”

I-5 Bridge, Delta Ponds, Bike/Ped, Smart Trips, and BPAC

Lee Shoemaker is the Bicycle and Pedestrian Coordinator for the City of Eugene.  He’s one of the people inside the city who helps cycling advocates “get things done.”

WeBikeEugene contributor Shane Rhodes wrote an update on what Lee is working on for the January 2010 GEARS newsletter, and has graciously allowed us to re-post it here.  To receive the full newsletter yourself simply become a member of GEARS (it’s worth it).

From Shoemaker’s Desk

By Shane Rhodes

The latest from the City Bicycle and Pedestrian Coordinator:

Continue reading “I-5 Bridge, Delta Ponds, Bike/Ped, Smart Trips, and BPAC”

UO Magazine “Flux” highlights the local cycling scene

Bicycling is a simple, poetic way of solving all kinds of problems, all of the things that plague our culture: health, stress, emotional fatigue, traffic, congestion, pollution, the climate. It’s about community involvement and knowing your neighbors.

Paul Adkins – from Eugene’s Bike-Culturalism by Bronwynn Manaois.

The University of Oregon student run online magazine Flux (which comes out in print once a year in spring) has begun running a series of bicycling related articles.  The first is an amusing first person narrative of a rider’s first cyclocross race, written by Nick Coté.  The second is an interview with the ubiquitous Paul Adkins, written by WeBikeEugene contributor Bronwynn Manaois.  Flux plans to publish more bike-themed articles in the near future.

Via Flux Stories:

Dead Last: Holding Down the Caboose by Nick Coté

Eugene’s Bike-Culturalism by Bronwynn Manaois

Walking & Biking Summit Wrap-up(s)

Few decisions are easier than deciding on who should be involved in a new Eugene area cycling news blog.  WeBikeEugene contributors Shane Rhodes and Alexander Hongo were obvious choices.  If any more evidence is needed other than their history of activism and participation, one must only look at their current news blogs.

That’s right folks, the recent Eugene Walking and Biking Summit was a success, and is well written up and reviewed both in Alexander’s blog and Shane’s Safe Routes to School blog.

Shane’s writeup is re-posted below –  but Alexander’s writeup is full of pretty pictures and you would do yourself a favor in seeing it for yourself.  There are also pictures on Shane’s Flickr Page.

Continue reading “Walking & Biking Summit Wrap-up(s)”

Via UO Daily Emerald: Bikes 101: apprentices for sustainable travel

Just saw this article at the University of Oregon’s student newspaper website DailyEmerald.com:

From bicycles, tricycles to trailers, Human Powered Machine apprentices fine-tune their craft.

By Lauren Fox | Scene editor

Jan VanderTuin started the Center for Appropriate Transportation in 1992. Since then, the center has added many new programs, including Eugene Bicycle Works, Pedalers Express and a do-it-yourself bicycle repair workspace, but most recently they have added a Human Powered Machines apprenticeship program.

Read more at DailyEmerald.com

2010 Walking and Biking Summit

Eugene Walking and Biking Summit

The City of Eugene is putting on the 4th Annual Eugene Walking and Biking Summit on Saturday, Jan 23rd 8:30-1:30pm. The event is located at Sheldon Community Center. For more details refer to the GEARS blog.

Information on the new Ped/Bike master plan can be found on the city’s website.