City Reminds Bicyclists How to Stay Safe

EUGENE, Ore. — The city of Eugene has a few reminders for bicyclists about staying safe on the road, now that we’re seeing warmer weather. The city’s bike and pedestrian coordinator says if you haven’t used your bike recently, it’s a good idea to make sure the brakes are working and the tires are fully … Continue reading »

Interview: Protecting Your Bicycle

EUGENE, Ore. – A bike can be a wise investment. Riding it, you burn calories and save money on gas. It’s worth value is not just to you but to thieves. Crime Prevention Specialist Steven Chambers from the Eugene Police Department explains how you can make sure your bike is protected.

Sanipac Employees Hold Bicycle Drive

EUGENE, Ore. — Employees with Sanipac have the ball rolling on a big bike collection, and they need your help. For the past couple of months, the company has been working to raise money for its fourth annual Christmas Promise event. They use the money to buy bicycles, and then they donate them to different … Continue reading »

Bicyclists Petition for Road Safety

CORVALLIS, Ore. — Bicyclists in Corvallis want police to intensify their efforts in keeping them safe on the road. Vernon Huffman started a petition to present to the police department. He says he’s seen many drivers ignoring bicyclists’ rights and they’ve cut him off countless times. Fortunately, he’s never been hurt, but others aren’t so … Continue reading »

Biking Brings Big Business to Oregon

EUGENE, Ore. — Biking isn’t just for fun anymore. It’s actually big business for Oregon. A survey from Travel Oregon says recreational bike travel accounts for $400 million of Oregon’s annual $9 billion tourism industry. Residents told KEZI 9 News they think a lot of people choose Oregon for their bike rides because of its … Continue reading »

Recovered Bikes Headed to Auction

ALBANY, Ore. — Bicycles are among the most common items stolen in Albany. Many of them will never be returned to their owners, so they will be auctioned online. “It’s a crime of opportunity. A lot of times these bikes are left out in the open, parked in the driveway, left leaning against a tree, and … Continue reading »

Students Hope for New Bike Racks

EUGENE, Ore. — Students at a local high school want to make it easier and safer for kids to bike to school. The Green Club at Sheldon High is a student-led group with a focus on environmental issues. Members say the school’s existing racks don’t offer enough support or security. “Theft is a problem and … Continue reading »

Eugene Ranked for Bike Infrastructure

EUGENE, Ore. — Eugene’s bike infrastructure is among the most innovative in the country, according to the U.S. State Department. Cyclists in Eugene are encouraged that more people are choosing to be behind a set of handle bars rather than the wheel of a car, but they think the city can do better. The state … Continue reading »

Eugene Police Investigate Bicycle Crash

EUGENE, Ore. — Eugene police are still trying to figure out what caused a vehicle and bicycle crash Wednesday afternoon, and officers are asking for the public’s help with the investigation. A Eugene man was hit by a car here at the intersection of West Fifth Avenue and Chambers Street. He’s in serious condition and … Continue reading »

Tugman Park Bridge Closed

EUGENE, Ore. — Eugene Public Works wants cyclists to avoid the bridge at Tugman Park for the next few days. Crews are repairing it after the city noticed several pieces of rotting wood and other safety hazards. A detour will take cyclists to 39th Avenue and Hilyard Street. Project managers say it might be inconvenient … Continue reading »

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