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 »

Eugene Counts Trail and Path Users

EUGENE, Ore. — You may have seen them on your jog or ride Tuesday. About 30 city of Eugene employees and volunteers were on paths and bike lanes to count people using them. It’s part of a path user census. Every year, the city conducts a count of bikers, walkers and other path users. City … Continue reading »

Magazine Names Eugene a Top Biking City

By Nha Nguyen EUGENE, Ore. — Eugene is a city known for its bike-ability. So it’s not much of a surprise to learn it’s one of the best biking cities in the country. In 2010, Eugene spent one-fifth of its federal transportation dollars on bike-pedestrian projects, such as the Delta Ponds Bridge. And it’s projects … Continue reading »

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