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!