Bike Path Hearing to Continue

CORVALLIS, Ore. – The conversation about a proposed bike path in Benton County is still on the table, after Tuesday’s planning commission meeting about the issue was for the second time set to continue at a later date. Last week, the Benton County Planning Commission wrapped up public testimony in favor of the project. On … Continue reading »

Public Hearing for Albany-Corvallis Bike

CORVALLIS, Ore. — There will be more public testimony Tuesday over a proposed bike path between Albany and Corvallis. The Benton County Planning Commission scheduled the additional public hearing after the huge turnout at last week’s meeting where about 150 people attended. The planning commission will decide whether to allow a permit for a path … Continue reading »

Corvallis-Albany Bike Path Proposed

CORVALLIS, Ore. — There’s a debate in Benton County over a proposed bike path that would connect Albany and Corvallis. On Tuesday night, the planning commission will talk about the issue. The question of a bike path is: where would it go? The county has been working on this project for years and has already … Continue reading »

Dead Body Found on Bike Path

ROSEBURG, Ore. – Roseburg Police responded to a report of a body found in some brush, Saturday. Police say around 1 p.m. they found the body of Barbara Ann Jensen, 66, dead in a brushy area between Gaddis Park and Stewart Park. Detectives and the Douglas County Medical Examiner’s Office investigated the incident and say … Continue reading »

EWEB Repairs South Bank Bike Path

EUGENE, Ore. – The Eugene Water and Electric Board will repair a compromised section of the south bank bike path near it’s Willamette River property Wednesday. A water main break at East Eighth Avenue and Hilyard Street in December damaged the path, forcing a temporary closure. The main break disturbed the rock and soil supporting … Continue reading »

Bike Path Closures Begin Monday Night

EUGENE, Ore. — The East Bank Bike Path under Beltline Highway will be closed to all traffic starting Monday night due to construction. Crews are preparing to install a new water transmission pipe under the bridge. Pedestrians and bikers should find other routes between 7 p.m. and 7 a.m. and should expect delays in that … Continue reading »

New Art Along Bike Path

EUGENE, Ore. — There’s a new addition along the River Road bike path. The fence near some new “green” housing shows close-up images of a bike. The builder of the apartment unit says he wanted to have a little fun, so he took the images to a sign-making company and had them printed onto the … 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 »

West Bank Path Renovation Starts Monday

EUGENE, Ore. — Work starts Monday, August 27 to repave about a half-mile stretch of the West Bank River Path in west Eugene. Eugene’s public works department will use money from a designated 2008 bond measure to update the asphalt section between the Greenway Bridge and Stephens Drive, off River Road. “As you go down … Continue reading »

River Path Closed for Repairs

EUGENE, Ore. — Work will start Monday, August 27th to resurface the West Bank Path between the Greenway Bridge and Stephens Drive. The current asphalt path will be resurfaced with concrete and several crumbling section near Maurie Jacobs Park will be replaced. Construction is estimated to take eight weeks, during which the path will be … Continue reading »