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Bikeshare in Eugene Looking Like a Winner for 'ConnectOregon' Grants

Bike Portland reports that a state committee recommended a Eugene bikeshare system as a top priority for a new round of "ConnectOregon" grants.
January 14, 2015, 7am PST | James Brasuell | @CasualBrasuell
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"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.

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Published on Friday, January 9, 2015 in Bike Portland
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