— Before joining BikePortland, author Taylor Griggs lived in Eugene for six years and covered the city for Eugene Weekly. Eugene, Oregon: 100 miles south of Portland by way of the Willamette River; famous for its population of college students, track and football jocks, pot-smoking hippies, and… NIMBYs intent on overthrowing the city’s democracy because … Read more
A student-driven project in Eugene, intended to create a more comfortable and intuitive link between the University of Oregon campus and downtown Eugene seems to be on its way to construction.
First-ever Oregon Bicycle Adventure Summit coming later this month in Eugene is just the latest sign of surging interest in endurance events that take riders off the beaten path.
Rendering of 13th at Oak Street in Eugene.(Image: LiveMove) When we explored four reasons college towns tend to be bike-friendly last month, we left one off: they produce lots of technical experts who are passionate about improving their communities. It looks as if a group of Eugene students is likely to do exactly that. After … Read more
(Photo: UO Bike Program) The Associated Students of the University of Oregon (ASUO) has approved a $199,000 investment to launch a bike share system on the Eugene campus. The system will be initially launched with four rental stations and 40 bikes and it will be managed by the UO Bike Program. UO Bike Program Coordinator … Read more
Bob & Shane in front ofEugene’s DeFazio Bridge(Photos: Will Vanlue) Should a city focus on big, high-profile facilities or should they focus on building a network of safe, low-stress connector streets and trails if they want to make riding a bike safer and easier? It’s a chicken-or-egg sort of conversation I got into with Shane … Read more
Much has changed in“Track Town USA”(Photos: Will Vanlue) Before last week I hadn’t ridden my bicycle much in Eugene since Martha Steward and Busta Rhymes appeared on TV together. I grew up in Eugene and occasionally rode my bike to school when I was younger. Unfortunately that stopped when I got my driver’s license and … Read more
Tandems on display at Co-Motion Cycles in west Eugene(Photos: Will Vanlue) During my time in Eugene, in addition to seeing the city’s new cycle track, I stopped by Co-Motion Cycles for a tour of their facilities. My initial plan was to take a look at some of the interesting facts about the production of their … Read more