The City of Eugene painted Eugene’s first green bike lane heading Westbound at the intersection of Roosevelt Blvd. and Maple St. on February 18th. This is the area where the bike lane crosses Maple St. heading West and then joins a bike path that runs parallel to Roosevelt Blvd. It is a complicated area for both cyclists and drivers, and thus has a high risk of the dreaded “Right-Hook” or “Right-Cross.”
This is Eugene’s second painted bike lane. The other is painted blue and located on River Road heading North as it crosses the Beltline on-ramp.
Curious as to why this bike lane was the chosen location for the first green bike lane, WeBikeEugene contacted the City of Eugene’s Bicycle and Pedestrian coordinator, Lee Shoemaker.