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June InMotion Newsletter

June InMotion Newsletter

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City of Eugene
InMotion
June 2010
Rain,
 
Rain,
 
Go
 
Away!
 
Here
 
at
 
the
 
InMotion
 
desk
 
we,
 
like
 
most
 
others,
 
have
 
decided
 
that
 
IT
 
IS
 
TIME
 
FOR
 
SUMMER.
 
Hang
 
in
 
there
 
our
 
faithful
 
readers;
 
we
 
will
 
try
 
our
 
best
 
to
 
wrangle
 
up
 
some
 
summer
 
sunshine
 
for
 
all
 
your
 
walking,
 
biking,
 
and
 
outdoor
 
fun!
 
In
 
the
 
meantime,
 
read
 
over
 
the
 
June
 
issue
 
for
 
lots
 
of 
 
summer
 
activities
 
and
 
FUN!
 
InMotion is a monthly e-newsletter produced to help communicate with Eugene’s biking and walking enthusiasts.Each month you will find information about upcoming local events and advocacy opportunities that pertain to all forms of active transportation. Please feel free to forward this great community resource to anyone you think might enjoy it.
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In this issue:
 
Beach Wheelchairs Provide AccessAll-Girls Mountain Bike Trip - Saturday, June 26Last Sunday Longboard Nature Tour – June 27All City sponsored meetings and workshops listed are open to the public and wheelchairaccessible. For individuals who are deaf or hard of hearing, an interpreter or FM assistivelistening system can be provided with 48 hours notice prior to the meeting. To arrange for theseservices for any of the City workshops listed above, please contact City staff at (541) 682-5291.
FEATURED NEWS
Ride for ROMP – June 19 On June 19th, 2010, University of Oregon student and veteran charity bike tourist Greg Krupadeparts onan 8,000 mile journey from Eugene, Oregon to Zacapa, Guatemala.He's raisingawareness of people in need of prosthetics in the developing world, and raising money for theRange of Motion Project, a prosthetic and orthotic non-profit directed by his brother. He isrelying on the bicycle as a powerful symbol of mobility and freedom. Greg and his riding partnerPat Mathay are looking for cyclists with a zest for adventure and social justice to join them atany point on their ride. The day-one ride, from Eugene to Florence via Highway 36, is going tobe a huge group ride kicking off this great adventure.You, and any other cyclists you know, are invited to join us on this kickoff ride, on June 19th,2010. We will have an event in Alton Baker park in Eugene in the morning, and then tackle the~75 mile route to the coast at a pace that works for everyone. We would really love to have youriding with us. You cansign up today! This is a great opportunity to ride one of the most popular bike touring routes in Oregon, andbenefit a worthwhile charity. We are very excited to ride with you from Eugene to Florence onJune 19th, 2010.You can visithttp://www.rompglobal.org/signup2010.phpto sign up today.LTD Bus Service ChangesBeginning Sunday, June 13, Lane Transit District summer bus service changes will go intoeffect. These changes are adjustments to the level of service during the summer when the UO,LCC, and 4J enter their summer session and phase one of a four phase plan that reducesservice hours by 20 percent. Below is an overview of the changes.For details visit LTD’s website or pick up a Rider’s Digest Update on the bus or at the LTDCustomer Service Center located at 11th and Willamette at the LTD Eugene Station.
The following routes will be eliminated effective June 13.
3x River Road Station
8x Thurston Station
Breeze - Route Eliminated. See routes 1, 66, and 67 for service.
60 Cal Young - Route Eliminated
 
The following routes will experience changes effective June 13. Please visit ltd.org forservice details.
1 Campbell Center
24 Donald
27 Fairmount
28 Hilyard
32 West 1st Ave
55 River Road Connector
66 VRC/Coburg
67 Coburg/VRC
81 LCC/Harris
91 McKenzie Bridge
95 Junction City
96 Coburg
The following routes will be eliminated effective June 18, at the end of the schoolsession.
422 AM SEHS and PM Crest Drive
435 AM CHS and PM City View
426 AM SEHS and PM UO/Brae Burn
451 AM and PM NEHS
The following routes do not operate during the summer. Service will resume in the fall.
r 76 UO/Westmoreland, Weekday
r 78 UO/Oak Patch, Weekday
r 79x UO/Kinsrow, Weekday
r 81 LCC/Harris, Saturday
 
Valet Bicycle Parking – Volunteers Needed for Summer 2010 Valet Bicycle Parking (VBP) for summer 2010 is underway and seeking volunteers. VBP, aproject of the Center for Appropriate Transport, sets up at Eugene/Springfield area events toprovide secure parking for large numbers of bicycle commuters. Throughout the summer wewill provide service to Cuthbert events, Art and the Vineyard, the Eugene Celebration and muchmore. In 2009, we parked over 10,000 bikes! VBP volunteers get the chance to meet fellowriders and create a bike-friendly community.Most events provide free admission to our volunteers. Our next event is the three day US Trackand Field Championships at the UofO, June 9
th
, 10
th
, 11
th
and 12
th
. Please call 541 344-1197 oremailbikevalet@catoregon.orgfor information on volunteering or scheduling VBP for an event.
PUBLIC MEETINGS AND INPUT OPPORTUNITIES
West Eugene EmX Open House – June 3 Thursday, June 3, 2010 from 4 - 6 p.m.Eugene Public Library, Singer Room (second floor)As part of the West Eugene EmX Extension Design Options (“WEEEDO”) project, the City ofEugene and Lane Transit District are hosting an open house to present potential site specificconceptual designs for several areas along the proposed West Eugene EmX Extension routes.The public is invited to hear the details of the project and provide input on the designs.

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