Adonia E. Lugo speaks on “Multiple Worlds, Shared Streets: A Cross-Cultural approach to sustainable transportation” as part of this year’s LiveMove Speaker Series.
Dr. Adonia E. Lugo is an urban anthropologist and a leading voice for a diverse bike movement. She studies the conflicting, complex ways that people inhabit cities and streets as human infrastructure. She believes that cross-cultural understanding and respect for diverse realities are central to fostering sustainable mobilities.
Thursday, April 16th – 5:30 – 7:30pm (5:30pm social hour + 6:30pm presentation)
Lane Community College Downtown Center, Rm 112
Register Here for the Eugene-Springfield Safe Routes to School bi-annual Confident Cycling for Families Class! The class is April 18th, 9am-Noon at Roosevelt Middle School. Families can also join us at 1pm for a Kidical Mass bike ride.
Class attendees will not only learn about basic traffic skills but also learn how to perform a bicycle safety check, how to properly fit a helmet, how to size a bicycle for a child, and how to properly carry things on a bicycle. Information will also be provided about gear and clothing, proper lighting, use of lights, and locking a bike. Half the course will be conducted indoors and the last portion will be held in the parking lot with skills & drills before a final ride on neighborhood streets.
This class is made for parents AND kids so all participants are asked to bring a bicycle and a helmet with them to class. Some reduced cost helmets will be available. Anyone requiring a loaner bicycle for the class is asked to state that in the comments section of the registration form. This class is geared towards children ages 5 – 13 and is free and open to all families but registration is required. Join the Facebook event and spread the word!
The next LiveMove speaker event is this Friday with Jennifer Wieland, recent Public Space Program Manager at the Seattle Dept. of Transportation. During her time with SDOT, Ms. Wieland helped to pilot the city’s Parklet Program. According to their handbook, “the term “parklet” originated in San Francisco to describe the conversion of a parking space into a small public park.”
Details on the event. Come join us:
Who: Jennifer Wieland, past-program manager, Seattle Department of Transportation
When: Friday, April 10 5 – 7PM
Where: Downtown LCC, Rm 112 (101 W. 10th Ave)
What: “Parklets and Play Streets and Bike Share, Oh My! Rethinking Streets in Seattle”
Why: Free appetizers, refreshments, and an expert in public space planning.
Bike School; The Gateway to the World of Bike Mechanics
Wednesdays, April 8th-May13th, 6-8 PM
This six week course will cover topics like brakes, derailleurs, bottom brackets, hubs and more. Each two hour class will provide an in-depth description of the topic and time to explore that system on your own bicycle. This course will give you skills needed to maintain and repair your standard road, mountain or commuter bike. Bring your own bicycle and clothes you are comfortable working in. Internally geared hubs and coaster brakes will not be covered.
Date: Wednesdays from April. 8th to May. 13th, 6-8 pm
Location: Outdoor Program Barn (1225 E 18th Ave)
Cost: $65 for six week course
Preregister and pay at the Outdoor Program Barn or call (541) 346-4371.
Does your bike need some TLC? Stop by campus on 13th in front of Lillis Hall anytime between 10 am and 3 pm and Bike Program bike mechanics will perform bike safety checks and minor adjustments free of charge!
Is your bike already in great shape? Come say “hi” and get updates on the Bike Program DIY Bike Shop and the Outdoor Program gear rentals and trips.
Date: Monday, April 6th, 10 am- 3 pm
Location: 13th St. (In front of Lillis Hall)
The Outdoor Program and HOPES (Holistic Options for Planet Earth Sustainability) are teaming up to deliver the ultimate tour of Eugene’s finest examples of sustainable systems – and we will pedal ourselves to our destinations! We will bike to and tour MWMC’s BioCycle farm, EWEB’s Roosevelt Operations Center, the Center for Appropriate Transport, Skinner City Farm, and UO’s Center for the Advancement of Sustainable Living. Must be able to complete a (mostly flat) 25 mile loop, including areas with automobile traffic.
UO students, OP co-op members, and non-members are all welcome to join! This event is free unless a bike rental is needed ($5). The pre-trip will be this Thursday April 2nd at 5pm, however, if for any reason you cannot make the pre-trip you are still welcome to join the tour.
Pre-Trip: Thursday, April 2nd, 5pm at the OP Barn
Date: Saturday, April 4th, 9am-2pm
Location: Outdoor Program Barn (1225 E 18th Ave)
Cost: Free! (+$5 for bike rental if needed)
Space; the final frontier…These are the voyages of the starship Moonlight Mash. It’s ongoing mission: to explore strange new worlds, seek out new life and civilizations, to boldly go where no ride has gone before!
Moonlight Mash is a social celebration of people on bicycles, under the light of the full moon. This moon’s theme is the first in a two-part sci-go series. Remember this is a night ride alert riding, a hip vibe, and headlights are required. Taillights, helmets, and boom boxes are all good ways to earn bonus points.
Remember, this is not critical mass, this is not the ’80s; its Eugene in the new millennium! We are not anti-car; we are pro-bike! Act as a proud and responsible ambassador. Stop at red and yellow lights; even stop at green lights if you think you’re going to leave others behind. If you’re the first through a 4-way stop, stop! Wave a car or two through and wait for more riders to gather behind you, and ride through the intersection together as a group. Smile. Do not ride on the sidewalk or cross the middle of a two-way road. Wave! On a one-way road, leave one lane open for motor traffic. Ring your bell. Slow down at the front. Honk your horn. Speed up at the back. Howl at the moon. Signal turns and stops. Shout “Moonlight Mash!” Don’t weave or cut off other riders. Smile.
The Eugene Friends of Trees program is doing a great job expanding their plant-by-bike tree planting events. Let’s work toward having all trees planted by bike!
It is really fun and efficient to join in a planting event with a bicycle. You can join a bike team for a planting event with just yourself and bicycle, or bring along a trailer if you have access to one.
There are two upcoming events:
Saturday, April 4th, 9:00AM
Friends of Trees Office – 11th and Lincoln
Saturday, April 25th
University of Oregon area
RSVP to Jennifer (firstname.lastname@example.org) and to request more details.
I may not have time for well researched articles like I did a few years ago, but I do seem to have time to make videos! Here is a compilation of bike lane blockers from a winter of commuting.