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City of Eugene Reminds Users to Share the Paths
City planners recently released a PDF notice aiming to remind cyclists and pedestrians to share Eugene's many "shared use" paths. Sometimes we need to be reminded that the Fern Ridge, Amazon, and River paths - as well as many other "bike paths" in Eugene - aren't really bike paths at all. These paths are meant for everyone, including pedestrians and emergency vehicles. The message is a response to a very small--but constant-- trickle of complaints to the city about bicycle and pedestrian crashes and conflicts. No doubt it also comes from personal observation, as many city staffers, including the author of the PDF, are frequent bike commuters and riders. This is something I feel strongly about as well, and before I post the full … Continue reading "City of Eugene Reminds Users to Share the Paths"