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Eugene bike share station vandalized

The Eugene bike share station on West 2nd Avenue was vandalized.

Posted: Apr 23, 2018 4:58 PM
Updated: Apr 23, 2018 5:11 PM

EUGENE, Ore. – It has been less than a week since the new bike share program launched in Eugene, and one station has already been vandalized.

On Monday, there were stickers and markings on the bike share station on West 2nd Avenue in the Whiteaker neighborhood.

Staff with the PeaceHealth Rides bike share program said they have noticed minor vandalism at stations since launching April 19th.

READ MORE: Bike sharing program launches in Eugene

They said they work with a company called Jump Bikes that cleans up the vandalism, and makes repairs to any bikes if they are damaged, within 24 hours.

KEZI spoke with one Eugene resident who said he is not surprised about the vandalism, but is disappointed it happened.

"This is ridiculous. Don't damage these bikes, these are here for the benefit for the community, benefit of downtown, improving transportation,” said Matt Purvis. “So hopefully whoever messed with the bikes is done with it and can get back to something more important."

Staff with the program said if you see any vandalism or notice any damaged bikes to email them at support@peacehealthrides.com, or reach out to them on social media.

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