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Posted on: April 18, 2017

[ARCHIVED] Jane’s Walk Festival Promotes Community Walking Tours

Since 2007, the annual global event, Jane’s Walk, has celebrated the life and thought of urban activist Jane Jacobs by promoting community-led walking tours in cities around the world. For the second year in a row, Eugene will join the list of cities participating in the Jane’s Walk global festival. 

Worldwide,community members will lead over 600 walking tours over the course of one weekend, May 5th – 7th. Walk leaders will share personal accounts of how they see the use of public space, the historical narratives that have influenced their neighborhoods and the current trends that reshaping their cities.

Five walking tours are planned in Eugene including:

May 5th       Lane Arts Council’s First Friday ArtWalk, led by Mayor Lucy Vinis at 5:30pm. Meet at the New Zone Gallery, 220W 8th Ave.

May 6th       Social Movements in the Whiteaker, ledby Kate Tromp Van Holst and Bree Nicolello at 10:00am. Meet by the New DayBakery, 449 Blair Blvd.

East Skinner Butte Historic Neighborhood,led by Tyler Burgess at 1:00pm. Meet at Campbell Senior Center at 155 High Street.

May 7th       Finding Housing Choice in Jefferson Westside, led by Eliza Kashinsk at 11:00am. Meet at Monroe Park.

On campus: The point of the Oregon Experiment and A Pattern Language,led by Greg Bryant at 1:00pm. Meet at the Trellis by Knight Library.

These free,locally organized and citizen-led walking tours, bring people together to explore, and talk about their neighborhoods and our city. Walkers will have the opportunity to celebrate what makes these places great, learn something new about Eugene and talk about ways to protect and enhance our unique community.The event is an expression of our community’s shared values of civic engagement, connected communities and healthy, walkable neighborhoods.

Everyone can attend a Jane’s Walk and all tours are free of charge. For more information visit

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