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Eugene Holding Sunday Streets Event

EUGENE, Ore. — The city of Eugene is opening the streets to everyone but cars this weekend in two large portions of south Eugene.

On Sunday, you’ll need wheels other than the ones on your car to get around most of the South University neighborhoods during Eugene Sunday Streets.

The city is creating two loops for non-car traffic only. The south loop runs from 27th to 24th between Hilyard to Potter streets, and the northern loop is from 24th to 19th between University and Agate streets.

After such positive feedback from locals last year, event coordinators knew they had to bring it back.

“One of the big reasons that we do this is to try and get more people to walk and bike, and so the more people we can get to come out and try it in a really safe environment like Sunday Streets, the easier it is for us to get them out to the new things we’re building.” Lindsey Selser from the City of Eugene Transportation Department.

Starting at noon, Washburne, University and Amazon parks will all be hubs for outdoor activities like free yoga and tricycle drag races.

The event is designed to connect the Fairmount, South University and Amazon neighborhoods. People who live in those neighborhoods are asked to postpone their driving until after 4 p.m. when the event wraps up. However, if you need to drive, the city will have intersections open to give people access to their homes and businesses if need be.

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