Sunday Streets Survey
Did you participate in Sunday Streets on July 29th? If so we'd love to get your feedback so we can make these events even better! Whether you were a participant, a volunteer, a vendor, or a business along the route we'd love to hear your input. Please take a moment to fill out our survey.
Make sure you have the next Sunday Streets on your calendar too! Sunday, September 23 we'll be out in the Churchill Neighborhood for another fun-filled day of playing in the streets!
High Street Protected Bike Lane
In June, there was an open house to see exhibits and discuss design options for continuing the "Ridgeline to River Bikeway" through downtown. The bikeway includes both on-street and off-street bicycling facilities that people riding bikes can use to travel from the Ridgeline Trail in South Eugene to the Riverbank Path along the Willamette River. The meeting focused on the north segment of the bikeway from 19th Avenue to 4th Avenue on High Street. Early planning calls for a two-way protected bike lane on the west side of High Street to replicate the comfort and social aspects of riding on a shared use path.
If you would still like to provide comments on the High Street Protected Bike Lane you can take the online survey here Opens a New Window. . There will be another open house in late Summer to present initial design ideas to the community.
Bike Share Is Flourishing!
We've had an exciting first few months of the new PeaceHealth Rides bike share system. So far over 50,000 trips have been made on the bikes! There were over 5,500 active users who clocked more than 65,000 miles on bike share. This equates to over 60,000 lbs of carbon reduction, and 3 million calories burned for a healthier community!
Here are some "Top Tips" to become a bike share pro:
1) Need more flexibility to park? Lock anywhere in the system area for $1. Earn $1 credit when you bring a bike back to a hub. #bikebounty
2) Not ready to share yet? Lock the bike and keep it reserved with the hold feature. #sharingainteasy
3) Hub full? Lock to a fixed object (ideally a bike rack) within 100 feet for no extra fees. #overcomingoverflow
4) Want to get away? As long as you lock the bike back in the system area to end your rental, ride out-of-zone all day! No problem, no fees. #timetoexplore
5) What to do when you see someone else on a PeaceHealth bike? Just ring, nod, and casually lift two fingers from the handlebar. #peacewave
*BONUS TIP: When you return a bike to a hub with a $ icon in the app, you'll be awarded $1 of ride credit. Note that a trip needs to be taken to register bonus credit. #helpoutHEDCO
On February 26th, City staff informed the Eugene City Council that the bike lanes and a three-lane street will be made permanent with a pavement preservation project in 2019. Lean more here.
Active Transportation Committee meetings are held on the second Thursday of each month in the Sloat Conference Room at the Eugene Atrium Building (99 W. 10th Ave) from 5:30 to 7:30 pm. All meetings are open to the public.
The Transportation Team offers competitive internships for students. The internships provide opportunities to earn academic credits, gain practical skills in a professional environment, and explore career paths.