We Need a (better) Sign!

To the Traffic Sign Wizards in Eugene: We’re still waiting…

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Spot the “bicycle crossing” signs:

Sign #1:

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See it? The orange one. Bicycle crossing. But where?  

Sign #2:

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The crossing is here. See the sign? Hint: it’s green, on a gray signpost, after the big tree. Directly across the street is a mid-block curb cutout.

Curb cutout for bicyclists:

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Would you be on the lookout for bicycles crossing here?

Time for the annual appeal to the city Bicycle and Pedestrian Coordinator and the Assistant Traffic Engineer to beg for better signage on this bicycle route. Join me! It just takes a few clicks. Here’s a link to the City of Eugene’s Transportation Department web page, with e-mail links for bicycle and transportation coordinators:  https://www.eugene-or.gov/index.aspx?NID=487

Previous appeals: http://jbw0123.blogspot.com/2011/12/bicycling-advocates-needed-part-ii-want.html http://jbw0123.blogspot.com/2011/11/civic-activism-save-me-from-this.html

18 thoughts on “We Need a (better) Sign!

  1. Thank you for your comment. So sorry to read that you lost a loved one in a bicycle accident! Talk about hitting close to the heart. Best wishes, healing and happy memories. In your brother’s honor, I will redouble my efforts.

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    • I’m not sure it was Lee I talked to in 2011, or what the exact day was, but yes, that’s when I first started rattling cages. Here we are, 2013! I just sent an e-mail to the city council, too.

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  2. Nice post, Julia. Comforting to learn you, at least, received a response from your city council. “Persistence allows us to succeed where otherwise we might fail”. Don’t know who said that, but it is so appropriate in this instance.

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  3. I didn’t realize there was such a problem.

    Anyway, we have stayed and cycled in Eugene. About 5 years ago and really enjoyed the town. At the time, I was looking at folding bikes and we did bike over to Bike Friday outlet by the bike path. Yes, beside a chocolatier. :)

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