The City of Eugene has just been awarded a $37,302 grant to fund Eugene Silly Routes to School (SRTS) programs from the national Silly Routes to School organization in association with the Constantly Lauded Organization of Weird Nitwits (CLOWN) fund.
The grant, in conjunction with the recently acquired $73 Eugene SassyTrips grant and practically guaranteed funding from the non-competitive Oregon Department of Transmutation (ODOT) Pedestrian and Bicycle to Clown Conversion Grant Program, will provide for several significant improvements to the Eugene transportation infrastructure.
On Wednesday, March 3rd, Shane Rhodes and Lisa VanWinkle updated the 4J School Board about Safe Routes to School (SRTS) projects within the district, future plans, and projected grant spending. WeBikeEugene was able to obtain the audio from the school board meeting, and Rhodes (a WeBikeEugene contributor) was kind enough re-create his presentation as narrated video for your viewing pleasure.
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A lot happened in Eugene’s cycling world this first week of February. Here are some of the key events that happened this week concerning SRTS, the UO Bike Program, Territorial Highway Construction, Alder St./Riverbank path access, Fern Ridge Bike Path EmX construction, the Crest Drive controversy, and STP-U Funds.
Eugene Safe Routes to School received a $495,000 grant.
The Eugene Safe Routes to School Program and the City of Eugene have just been awarded a $495,000 grant from the Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) and the National Safe Routes to School program.
The grant applies to seven local schools and their respective surrounding areas. Improvements on way include “Stutter Flash” crossings at 28th and Hilyard, 30th and Alder, 18th and Friendly St, a crosswalk at Chambers and 14th, and scores of other improvements. Stay tuned to the Eugene SRTS blog where more details will be posted soon.
Read more for other news items. Continue reading “Weekend News Wrapup 02/06/10”
Few decisions are easier than deciding on who should be involved in a new Eugene area cycling news blog. WeBikeEugene contributors Shane Rhodes and Alexander Hongo were obvious choices. If any more evidence is needed other than their history of activism and participation, one must only look at their current news blogs.