LiveMovers are wrapping up the fall term today, and headed their respective ways for some rest and relaxation. We had a term end pizza social the other evening (see photo below), which was well attended and a nice break from the stress of finals! We’ll be starting things up in winter term January 7th, and are looking forward to a new ByDesign project, our first speaker of the academic year, continuing with the Walking School Bus, and of course, more progress on the 13th Ave project. We hope you all have a nice holiday season, and we’ll look forward you seeing you in 2014!
Check out this article by the Daily Emerald regarding bike safety in Eugene, and the work LiveMove has done on 13th!
Now that school is about to start up, we know many people are new to Eugene and may not know the best ways to get around by bike. For you, LiveMove is sponsoring “Bike Orientation” tours of Eugene. We’ll cover the best ways to get around to the different neighborhoods from campus, how to prepare for Oregon rain on a bike, the better bike routes to take, and some often unknown recreation paths! They will last about an hour, and if you don’t have a bike, the UO Bike Program will rent you one at a discounted rate!
The tours will be Tuesday October 8th and 15th at 3:30 PM, and Thursday, October 10th and 17th at 5:00 PM. Each ride can accommodate up to 10 riders. If interested, email Nick Meltzer at firstname.lastname@example.org to sign up! More details will follow once sign up has been completed.
Good luck with the first week of class!
As part of Livemove’s community outreach efforts, a “walking school bus” was started to encourage elementary school students to walk to school once a week. Members would meet interested students and their parents at a designated location in the neighborhood, and then walk as a group to school. This article, co-authored by some of the University of Oregon’s PPPM Department faculty, was just published and “illustrates the potential for the Safe Routes to School program to change behavior and should encourage other communities to plan for multi-modal school travel.” Check it out!
School is officially out for the summer, with former LiveMove members already making change in the workplace, and current members scattered across the country. We hope you all have an excellent summer, spend some time walking, biking, taking public transit, or just hanging out in the backyard. Stay tuned over the summer for updates on fall events, transportation and livability news, and maybe even some updates from recent graduates!
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