Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Please join us at the Walk/Bike Summit on Jan. 26

You are invited to participate in Eugene’s second Walking and Biking Summit Saturday, January 26th. The Summit promises to be an engaging and educational event with plenty of opportunities for networking and learning about bicycle and pedestrian issues. City staff are planning on releasing the final version of the Pedestrian and Bicycle Strategic Plan at the summit and participants will discover plenty of opportunities to get involved with one or more of the eighty actions designed to achieve the vision of a more walkable and bikable Eugene. The event is free and open to the public so bring your friends and neighbors.

The Summit will be held in the South Eugene High School Cafeteria at 400 East 19th Ave. Registration begins at 8:30 AM, with speakers and workshops from 9 AM to 1:00 PM. Coffee and bagels from Full City Coffee Roasters and BagelSphere will be served.

The Eugene Walking and Biking Summit will be a day filled with engaging speakers and informational workshops that give you a chance to get involved. This year’s speakers will include our own Mayor Kitty Piercy and Portland Metro Councilor Rex Burkholder, one of the founders of the Bicycle Transportation Alliance. The work sessions this year are focused on three of the highest ranked action items from the NEW Pedestrian and Bicycle Strategic Plan. The work sessions are as follows:

Share the Road Campaign

Are you interested in making your daily commute, recreational ride, lunchtime jog, or pedestrian journey SAFER and more enjoyable?

Then attend this session to help create a campaign for the Eugene area that will work to educate drivers, bicyclists, and pedestrians on how to effectively share the road and in turn make it safer for everyone.

Safe Routes to School and Active Youth

Why aren't our kids walking or bike to school? A generation ago, about 50% of children routinely walked or bike to school. Today, about 15% of our children are walking and biking and more parents are driving their kids to school, increasing traffic congestion around schools while childhood obesity is a major concern. Come and learn what efforts are being made to increase walking and biking by our youth and how you can help promote active transportation in the community.

Develop a Signature Walking and Biking Event in Eugene

Have you ever thought about helping to design or coordinate an event or a celebration of biking and walking in Eugene?

If so, this workshop is for you. A signature event is a great way to show people how much fun it can be to walk or bike. Bring your creativity and help plan an event that will put Eugene on the map!

For additional information, please contact Lindsay Selser, City of Eugene Public Works, 682-5094 or or go to:


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