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Meter Hoops Press Release, City of Eugene

Meter Hoops Press Release, City of Eugene

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Planning & Development Department 

News Release 
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  Date:  Contact:    January 4, 2011  Jeff Petry, Parking Services Manager, 541‐682‐5079 

City Rings in the New Year with Downtown Bike Hoops  Epark, the Parking Services Program, uses meter poles to provide better bike parking   Downtown cyclists have more parking options thanks to recently installed bike hoops.   Approximately 35 metal hoops were attached to meter posts last week to provide bicyclists a  place to secure their bikes in downtown Eugene.  Twenty‐five more hoops are expected to be  installed over the next several weeks.    The design of the hoops, by Creative Metalworks from Dayton, Oregon, promote Eugene’s  support of bicycling and public art. According to the American Community Survey, which is  conducted by the U.S. Census Bureau, Eugene has one of the highest rates of bicycle  commuters in the nation for a city its size. The League of American Bicyclists also recognized  Eugene as a “gold level” bicycle friendly community 2009.     The hoops also address concerns about the loss of bicycle parking when parking meters were  removed from a 12 block area in downtown last October to expand the downtown free parking  program.  Reusing meter poles by attaching the hoops allows bicyclists to lock up their bikes in  convenient, downtown locations.  Epark, the City of Eugene’s Parking Services program, manages downtown, campus, and  neighborhood parking, including the operation of off‐street parking facilities, code  enforcement, and Municipal Court services. Along with the two‐hour downtown free parking  program, the new bike hoops are an investment to help bring more people downtown.   ### 

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