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August 2010 InMotion Newsletter

August 2010 InMotion Newsletter

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 City of Eugene
InMotion
August 2010
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.
ind The City of Eugene Transportation Planning on Facebook. Become afan of our page and stay up to date on current activities, events and news.
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In this issue:
MONTHLY SPOTLIGHT
 
 
Last Sunday Longboard Nature Tour – August 29All 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.
MONTHLY SPOTLIGHT
What are Your Ideas for a more walkable and bikeable Eugene?The City of Eugene is seeking community input and ideas for future pedestrian and bicycleprojects, infrastructure and policies. Is there a missing sidewalk that hinders your daily stroll?Perhaps there is a difficult street crossing on your morning bike commute. These are the sortsof issues we’d like to hear more about. Your suggestions for improvements will provide us witha solid foundation for the draft existing conditions report for the Eugene Pedestrian and BicycleMaster Plan. The best method for providing input is through the project website at
. You’ll find three tools on the website: 1) An online mapping toolaccepting suggestions through August 27
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, 2) An online comment form open for the duration ofthe project, and 3) An online survey with specific questions regarding active transportation in ourcommunity.For more information about the Pedestrian and Bicycle Master Plan, go to
or contact
, Associate Transportation Planner, at (541)682-5727.New Online App Offers Easy Way to Report Bike Lane ProblemsA new web-based application makes it easy for cyclists to reportproblems and request maintenance services in Eugene’s bike lanes. Thebike lane service application is located at
 (lookfor the bike lane service icon). It is one of six online services (the othersare report nuisance vegetation, report a pothole, get notified whenstreet is scheduled to be swept, report graffiti, and request leaf delivenow offered by the Eugene Public Works Departm ary)ent.All of the service request applications use a map-based system.Customers enter a street address to generate a marker “pin” that can be dragged to an exactlocation. Customers fill in an easy online form that includes a notes field. The final step is toclick the “submit” button, which automatically sends the request to the correct work group. Formore information about the bike lane service request application, contact the Public WorksMaintenance Division at
or call 541-682-4800.
FEATURED NEWS
TransPlan 
Update BeginsThe City of Eugene expects an additional 34,000 residents and a similar number of new jobsover the next 20 years. Where will they locate? How will people get around? How should thecity prepare for this future?These issues will be discussed as the city updates its transportation system plan, “
TransPlan,” 
 over the next couple of years. Project funding has just been secured from the Oregon
 
Department of Transportation. An inter-agency advisory committee will ensure coordination. Acommunity advisory group, public events, and an interactive website will encourage publicparticipation.Timing for a transportation plan update is excellent. Other long-range planning efforts underwaywill inform, and be informed by, our transportation choices:
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Envision Eugene (land use, economy)
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Eugene Pedestrian and Bicycle Master Plan
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Airport Master Plan
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Eugene Climate and Energy Action Plan
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LTD’s Long Range Transit Plan More information about the transportation plan update will be available soon at
or by contacting Kurt Yeiter, Senior Transportation Planner, Public WorksEngineering, at x8379.Walk or Bike to Summer in the City EventsTalk about enjoying parks and recreation, the City of Eugene is offering more than 40 free orlow-cost Summer in the City events this summer. Many are held in neighborhood parks, givingyou a great opportunity to walk or bike to the event. Here are some highlights for August:
Summer in the City – Live MusicMusic will be in the air in City parks this month with several free concerts (formerly calledConcerts in the Park).
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Every Sunday evening, at 6:30, come to Washburne Park, Agate & 20
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for a freeconcert. Here’s the August line-up:August 8, Oregon Tuba Ensemble plays familiar tunes and classical melodiesperformed entirely on tubas.August 22, Eugene Symphonic Band plays traditional concert band repertoireincluding pops, marches & more.August 29, Grab a partner and dance to the music of the Junction City Polka Band
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In addition, on Thursday, August 12, 6:30 p.m., the band,
Taste 
plays at MaurieJacobs Park. Come to this concert along the river and enjoy this Eugene coverband’s funky, sweet and smooth, guitar-driven R&B music.
Summer in the City – DowntownIt’s fun for everyone each Wednesday at 6 p.m., at the Broadway Plaza, downtown. Allentertainment is free with a suggested donation of a can of food for the Relief Nursery.
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August 11, it’s
Open Studio on Broadway 
. The arts come alive on the downtownstreets. In the perfect mixture of arts and outdoors, you’ll see artists at work andthey’ll help you make your own art with live background music. Explore your innerartist and be exposed to what Eugene has to offer.
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August 18, see
Runway Masquerade.
Back by popular demand, Eugene’s fashionartists shine bright once again at this fantastic event starting at approx. 8:30 p.m.

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