Bikeshare in Eugene Looking Like a Winner for 'ConnectOregon' Grants
"It’s looking likely that Eugene will be Oregon’s first city with a public bike sharing system," reports Michael Anderson.
"After being put on ice last summer after it narrowly missed the cut for lottery-funded 'Connect Oregon' grants, Eugene’s bike sharing hopes surged back in December when unallocated funds gave applicants a second chance at the coveted state grants."
According to the Oregon Department of Transportation website, the grants went to three winners: "Topping the list is the Port of St. Helens Berth 2, Beaver Dock Reconstruction for $2 million, followed by the City of Eugene Bike Share program for $909,066 and the Teevin Bros. Rail Intermodal Consolidation project in Rainier for $2.3 million."
The Oregon Transportation Commission must still approve the recommendations, with a hearing set for January 15, 2015 and a final decision expected in February.
Anderson's coverage provides more details on the proposed bike share system in Eugene.