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Newswire: Walking and Biking Summit in Eugene this Saturday

Posted by on January 20th, 2010 at 1:51 pm

Fourth Annual Walking and Biking Summit Slated for January 23
The 4th Annual Walking and Biking Summit will be held Saturday, January 23, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Sheldon Community Center, 2445 Willakenzie Road. Doors will be open at 8:30 a.m. for registration.

This year the summit will help kick off Eugene’s new pedestrian and bicycle master planning process. Families are encouraged to come and give input on ways to make safer routes to and from school a priority in our cities infrastructure.

Speakers for the event include Mayor Piercy, pedestrian expert Ellen Vanderslice with Willamette Pedestrian Coalition, and Bill Nesper of the League of American Bicyclists. Nesper also will present Mayor Piercy and the city with the Bicycle Friendly Community – Gold Level Award.

A fun fashion show will highlight family friendly walking, biking and skating gear and clothing. Many area organizations and businesses will be on hand to showcase their goods and information. Free childcare will be provided for children over 2 ½ years old (please RSVP with Tracy at 541-682-5291). Free valet bike parking will be provided on site along with breakfast and light refreshments for all participants. For more information please see www.eugene-or.gov/walkbike or contact Safe Routes to School Program Manager, Shane Rhodes at rhodes_sh@4j.lane.edu or 541-556-3553.

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