ON BIKE CULTURE IN EUGENE | Fine blogging since 2010 (with periodic long breaks)
And so, in the coming year, we do resolve to ride our bicycles somewhat more frequently …
Eugenebicyclist.com wishes you a Happy New Year and the best of luck in achieving any and all resolutions you might have set out for yourself to trip over.
So to update the situation at Fifth Avenue and Pearl Street …
where new hotel construction has caused the southbound bike lane to be removed (temporarily, we hope) in order to make way for the northbound Prius and all of those construction trucks.
You will note that a new sign has been erected to remind motorists that southbound cyclists are able to hog the whole lane here — which I think you would be well within your rights to do even without the sign, but it’s nice to have it right there in black and white.
As long as we are rolling around downtown, I see that the city has started installing those bike rings so that those posts from which the parking meter heads were removed can once again be used to lock your bike. I noticed the first few had been installed on Charnelton.
Now, if there were only a reason to park your bike here, the once venerable “wine merchants” of Broadway Market having fled for more prosperous environs. Meanwhile, the “for lease” sign, like so many others, beckons.
By the way, I mentioned a few posts ago that I thought the bike rings looked flimsy in photos, but I said I would reserve judgment. In person, they do in fact seem stout enough.