Bike Share Program Could Come to Eugene

EUGENE, Ore. — You’ve seen them in Portland and across the country, and now a bike share program could be coming to Eugene.

The city, Lane Transit District and the University of Oregon are teaming up to get the ball rolling, or in this case, the bikes.

The city wants to have 46 stations, which is about 420 bikes, for people to rent for the day. Planners say it could take one to two years, but the wait is worth it.

“It fits a lot of our long-term goals for greenhouse gas reduction and our climate energy action plan that talks about reduced vehicle miles traveled. We think that options like this that give people the opportunity to try something else are really what’s going to get people to start exploring their transportation options on a more regular basis,” said Reed Dunbar, Eugene Transportation Planner.

There’s an open house from 4-7 p.m. Wednesday, May 14 at the downtown LTD station on 10th Avenue and Olive Street.

Click here for more details on the project.


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