Project Homeless Connect Needs Bike Mechanic Volunteers!

This just in from the coordinator of the Project Homeless Connect bike area. I volunteered here last year and it’s a great project! Please consider signing up to help out. You don’t have to be a pro mechanic, many of these bikes need major help but just getting them to the “safe” level of working brakes and parts not falling off is big step towards safer mobility for a lot of people!  Here’s the information:

I am the logistics coordinator and the bicycle repair area leader for Project Homeless Connect. The event is happening next Thursday at the Lane Event Center. Each year, many social service agencies, with the help of hundreds of volunteers provide a multitude of services for about 1500 homeless and at-risk persons. I still need 7-10 bicycle mechanics to help repair bicycle for homeless and at risk persons at the event. You don’t need to be a professional or have training. We are only doing minor tune-ups and changing flat and worn tires and tubes. If you have some basic tools and a repair stand, I can really use your help! I am needing mechanics for both morning and afternoon shifts, but am especially desperate for mechanics to fill the 11:30am -3:30pm shift. We typically repair over 100 bikes each year at the event. If you can spare a few hours next Thursday, please sign-up to help. You can sign up by using this link:

https://volunteer.truist.com/uwlane/user/events/one.tcl?event_id=10437031643

Scroll down (to #4) to find the bicycle mechanic position and sign up! There are other positions that still need volunteers if you prefer not to work on bikes. I hope to see some of you at the event. If you wish to learn more about the event, feel free to contact me at kko@springfield-or.gov.

Cheers, Kevin Ko

March InMotion Re-post: EPA Grant, Project Homeless Connect, EWEB Riverfront, LTD, 1-5 Bridge, and more!

The March 2010 City of Eugene  InMotion newsletter  is a wealth of great information.  This month’s newsletter covers the SmartTrips EPA Grant, Project Homeless Connect, Youth Mentoring, the EWEB Riverfront Master Plan, LTD route changes, and community events.

The newsletter also include an important 1-5 bridge construction update: (emphasis mine)

Construction Increases on the New I-5 Willamette River Bridge As construction increases on the new I-5 Willamette River Bridge, people using park paths east of Autzen Stadium will experience delays or detours.  Starting Mar. 15, path users in the Whilamut Natural Area and Eastgate Woodlands will experience delays of 20 minutes or longer. Flaggers will be on the paths to direct traffic.  Bicyclists are subject to the same rules as other motorists, including doubling of fines in construction zones for not obeying a flagger or riding on a road or path that is closed. In mid April, the Canoe Canal Path as it passes under I-5 will be closed and path traffic will be detoured to the North Bank Path.  This detour will only be in place a few weeks and then east-west traffic will return to the Canoe Canal Path.  Signage will be in place announcing the changes.  Please watch for and obey the flaggers.

A PDF of the full newsletter is available after the “more” link.

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