Ribbon Trail Closed to Bikes, Cyclist Community Disappointed
In what is being characterized as a severe blow to local mountain biking and the general advancement of cycling in Eugene, the newly constructed multi-use Ribbon Trail connecting Hendricks Park to 30th Ave was closed to cyclists as of 5pm Thursday. In a letter to stakeholders (see PDF at the bottom of this post) Neil Björklund, The Eugene Parks and Open Space Planning Manager explains: "Based on our conversations with a variety of stakeholder groups, there are enough concerns about safety of allowing both hikers and bicycles on this trail that we cannot with confidence recommend both uses on this trail." The letter also states that maintenance concerns and the trail's proximity to Hendricks Park also factored … Continue reading "Ribbon Trail Closed to Bikes, Cyclist Community Disappointed"