January InMotion and BikeLane Coalition Update #24

As usual, the City of Eugene InMotion Newsletter is full of information this month, including links to a very important public comment process.  I quote: (emphasis mine)

Public Comment sought for Proposed Eugene Off-Street Path Projects

The federally-funded Transportation Enhancement program has historically funded many off-street path projects in Eugene.  In the current round of funding, the Oregon Department of Transportation is considering two projects in Eugene out of about 85 applications in total. The public comment period for the Transportation Enhancement (TE) project selection process is now open and will continue through Jan. 28, 2011.  The TE program is very competitive, so it is important to weigh in on these projects if you have any comments. Comments will be accepted through an internet survey that is accessible via the ODOT Local Government Section website or directly at http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/TE_Public_Comments_Survey_2010.  The ODOT Local Government Section web site also has links to the list of projects under consideration, and to copies of the TE applications.

The above mentioned projects are different from the ones recently covered on WBE. Needless to say, positive public input will really help Eugene receive the funding.  Read the embedded InMotion for more information.

After the jump I have also embedded the BikeLane Coalition Update, partially headlined: “Bike parking in Eugene Brings Debate; Media Ties “Bike Bridge” to Theft; Bike Tip: Lubricants.”

Both preview last week’s presentation by Mia Burke, which will betray to the reader the slightly dated aspect of this re-post.  Sorry, last week was a busy week for us! (WBE is run by clowns, remember?)

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Repost Party: June InMotion, BikeLane Coalition update #20, and ODOT construction newsletter

Ain’t no party like a repost party ’cause a repost party is alotlessworkthanactuallywritinguniquecontent.

Today’s repost party includes the always-wonderful City of Eugene InMotion newsletter, which is chock full of information about local events and construction, including this important tidbit about upcoming 1-5 bridge construction:

SPRINGFIELD— An ODOT construction project will soon impact the bridge over Interstate 5 that connects MLK Jr. Blvd. and Centennial Blvd. in Eugene and Springfield. The project will temporarily affect motorists, bicyclists and pedestrians. […]

Work on the MLK Jr. /Centennial Blvd. structure (MP 193.49) in the Eugene-Springfield area will require a partial bicycle/pedestrian path closure from June 2, 2010 through early August 2010. A signed detour will be in place. The detour will leave the path northbound out of Alton Baker Park and lead to Covey Lane, then turn northbound on Lindley Lane to the signal at MLK Jr. Blvd., then travel across to Garden Way where it rejoins the bicycle/pedestrian path.

Motorists will experience lane restrictions on the bridge beginning June 7, when there will be one lane of travel in each direction. In July, there will be ten nights when the bridge will be completely closed. Detour signs and maps will be available prior to the complete closures

Our repost party also includes a BikeLane Coalition update from Jim Wilcox about the Oregon Bike Summit last weekend and musings on how to best advance cycling, and an Oregon Department of Transportation newsletter about construction on Highway 126 and other areas that may affect your ride planning.

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