Holly McRae: Cycling has to do with sustainability and trying to
reduce carbon footprint.
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[TEXT: Holly McRae, Bicycle & Pedestrian Advisory Committee]
It was difficult to walk and bike in certain parts of town.
As a community member, I wanted to help improve those facilities.
Shane MacRhodes: I work with the city staff advising on ways to make
[TEXT: Shane MacRhodes, Eugene Safe Routes to School]
cycling and walking and all modes of active transportation easier
McRae: What we’re working towards is creating a network of
infrastructure in order to move people around better.
MacRhodes: We have six bicycle pedestrian bridges that
cross the river, which is more than there are car bridges.
[TEXT: Emily Swenson, Citizen of Eugene]
If the streets feel safe for people like me who are carrying young
it’s possible for a strong bike culture to flourish
like it has here.
MacRhodes: The sustainable solution pays back economically.
There’s a lot of businesses that locate in Eugene because of our
[TEXT: Hanna Scholz, Bike Friday]
The city of Eugene has actually been an extremely valuable partner
It allows us to have access to employees that identify with
We focus on building custom bikes. They will fit flying on an
airplane, riding in a bus or a train.
People travel with them all
over the world, and people see them and then want one.
People really want to learn how to change into a much more
MacRhodes: The things that happen here in Eugene have really
come about through the community asking for them.
McRae: We feel a responsibility to really, I think, be a leader
in how we move forward and reduce our carbon footprint.
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