I see Mat Wolf of The Register-Guard didn’t have much better luck than I did getting an answer from Eugene Police about what the hell is going on at Broadway and Olive.
- First there were the old junker bikes locked up to keep undesirables from loitering on the railings and offering to sell you weed.
- They were removed — the bikes, not the undesirables. Although I haven’t seen the undesirables lately either.
- Then EPD installed eight “wave” bike racks, two on each corner — for both bike parking and keeping undesirables away.
- The next day, five of those wave racks were gone. Nothing left but little holes in the concrete.
I got no response from EPD public information officers yesterday, but that’s what I get for comparing them to Labrador puppies in that earlier post. Eugene’s bike-pedestrian coordinator, Lee Shoemaker, said he didn’t know what was happening.
But I was out there late last night and was happy to see some actual bikes parked in the remaining new racks — not abandoned bikes, real bikes.
But we’re belaboring this. And frankly, I can’t keep up these fast-moving developments. Time to move on.