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County invites neighbors to workshop June 2 for East 30th project

Lane County invites all Southeast Neighbors to recommend ways to improve walking, biking, safety and comfort on the East 30th Avenue corridor.

That corridor— between Agate Street and McVay Highway— currently lacks infrastructure for people to walk and bike safely and comfortably. 

Southeast Neighbors are invited to participate in a Community Visioning Workshop on Tuesday June 2 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. via Zoom: . The link will be active one hour before the meeting starts.

The planning effort will continue through 2021. For more, see

May 23 ‘May is Bike Month’ NAACP listening session 1 p.m., ride 4 p.m.

A Mobility Justice Listening Session will be held Sunday, May 23, from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. at the Annie Mims Community Garden North, located behind Our Redeemer Lutheran Church, 255 Maxwell Rd, Eugene.

Community members who identify as BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and/or People of Color), those who identify as female, those who are unhoused, those who are public-transit dependent, and those who identify as disabled are welcomed to speak about transportation issues they experience.

Un traductor de español estará disponible durante el evento.

Regional transportation leaders are invited to listen to concerns specific to underrepresented communities and their mobility challenges. Our goal is for this community feedback to guide policymakers to reprioritize transportation investments as we build back from the effects COVID-19.

On Sunday, May 23, starting at 4:00 p.m. in Alton Baker Park near the picnic shelters south of the parking lot, all are welcomed to a group and family-friendly bike ride using the new app, Strides for Social Justice.

Developed by PeaceHealth, the free, inclusive, family-friendly app engages and educates participants on the contributions, achievements, and milestones of Black residents of Lane County, and also highlights the injustices many have faced.

The ride will follow the Downtown Tour route of the app. The ride will be easy-paced and family-friendly. PeaceHealth Rides bikes will be provided free of charge to anyone upon request.

Although the risk of transmitting COVID-19 at a physically-distanced, outdoor event is low, to support community health, in-person event organizers have agreed to adhere to the following safety protocols:

Asking participants not to attend if they are experiencing any the following symptoms: fever, problems breathing, coughing.

Asking participants not to attend if they have been in contact with anyone experiencing the above symptoms or who has been diagnosed positive for COVID-19.

Announcing that physical distancing of 6 feet or greater is expected.

Announcing that masks are recommended at all times and required anytime physical distancing is not possible.

Having extra masks and hand sanitizer available in case they are needed during the event.

The ‘May is Bike Month’ events are a joint effort by the Eugene/Springfield NAACP, Eugene’s Active Transportation Committee (ATC), Better Eugene Springfield Transportation, and other community partners. Corrie Parrish confirms on Facebook thatall participants attending the session will receive a free one-month pass to the Peacehealth Bike Share here in Eugene, a bike light, and we will be raffling other bike goods… including a Burley People for Bikes Travoy!

Learn about e-bikes April 22, May 4

“Shift to E-Bikes” is a free online workshop that covers all the basics about electric bicycles. Taking place online using Zoom, there will be two opportunities to attend: April 22 and May 4 from 7 p.m. – 8:15 p.m.

Have you been thinking about buying an e-bike, but have questions about battery range, speed capabilities, cargo-carrying options, or how e-bikes operate? Then this is the event for you! Presented by knowledgeable local experts, this workshop is a great way to become more familiar with the world of e-bikes. Topics the workshop will cover include:

  • Different types of e-bikes (throttle vs assist)
  • The benefits of owning an e-bike
  • Key considerations when shopping for an e-bike
  • Rules of the road when operating an e-bike (where can you ride, and at what speed)

Participants will qualify for a discount ($50 off an e-bike that costs less than $2000, $150 off an e-bike that costs $2000 or more) at participating local retailers. Registration is required.

For more information contact Karen Mason, City of Eugene transportation planner, at or 541-682-5620.

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