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 »

Trips for Kids-CAT Fundraises with Film

EUGENE, Ore. — The David Minor Theater on 5th Ave. helped out a local organization on Saturday. People filed into the theater that afternoon in support of Trips for Kids-CAT, a mountain biking group for children. The day included a modern bike movie, local beer, food and good company. The group’s mission is to get … Continue reading »

Tikit Bicycle Recalled

EUGENE, Ore. — A costly bike recall has a local company working overtime to help its customers get the parts they need to be safe on the road. Bike Friday is recalling nearly 4,000 of its bikes because of a handlebar stem problem. The local family company is known worldwide for its high-end, compactible bikes. … Continue reading »

City Counts Bicyclists at Intersection

EUGENE, Ore. — Eugene recently revamped a bike lane near the University of Oregon. Now it’s surveying its success. Crews put out counting strips Thursday near the intersection of East 18th Avenue and Alder Street. They mark how many people use the reworked section. It’ll then be compared to the numbers before all the work … Continue reading »

Springfield Seeks Bike/Pedestrian Panel

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — The city of Springfield is looking for 10 to 15 residents to serve on a pedestrian and bicycle advisory committee. The committee will meet about six times a year to discuss issues related to pedestrian and bicycle programs and facilities. You have to be a resident of Springfield to apply, and the … Continue reading »

Bike Bridge Closing for Repairs

EUGENE, Ore. — If you use the Knickerbocker Bike Bridge–that’s the one just west of I-5–listen up. EWEB is closing it next Monday to do some repairs. The bridge will be shut down through July 20. You’ll need to use what used to be called the Autzen Footbridge — now the Dave and Lynn Frohnmayer … Continue reading »

Officers Handing Out Free Bicycle Helmets

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — Nearly a dozen local kids will be safer when riding their bikes this summer thanks to a helmet hand-out Monday at Lively Park in Springfield. Springfield police and Willamalane Parks and Recreation teamed up to teach kids about the importance of wearing a helmet. Officers showed kids that it doesn’t take a … Continue reading »

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