We have three articles to bring to your attention today: a KVAL article updating us all on the Delta Ponds Bridge Project, a EugeneCycles post with some results from last weeks “Focused Enforcement Operation”, and a TreeHugger.com editorial on the same subject. Happy article adventuring!
KEZI ran an article and video today with information regarding the progress of the Delta Ponds Bridge Project; a bicycle and pedestrian bridge currently under construction with the intent to connect Goodpasture Island Road with Robin Hood Avenue.
According to the article the six million dollar project is being funded by highway and federal stimulus money which cannot be spent on other types of projects. Refreshingly, the new bridge will not be bogged down by the same type of signage that ruined the I-5 pedestrian and bicycle bridge for some. Quoted from KEZI.com:
The contractor for this project is the same one who worked on the I-5 bike bridge. So will this new bridge be subjected to the same type of signage that hangs above the interstate?
“No, there won’t be any signage on this bridge, the bike bridge and for a big reason is because it is a beautiful area, we want a beautiful bridge to match the area,” said Jones.
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: