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The Association of Pedestrian and Bicycle Professionals (APBP) presents monthly webinars covering various topics. The City of Eugene hosts a meeting space to participate in the webinars and meet City staff in person, followed by a 15- to 30-minute discussion. Where: City of Eugene Engineering, 99 E Broadway, 4th Floor, Lyle Room From https://www.eugene-or.gov/Calendar.aspx?EID=20664 October 16 If We Build It, Will They Come? Estimating demand for biking and walking It is an age-old question: How do we make the case for investing in bicycling and walking without solid evidence that the results will pay off? This webinar will explore traditional methods, as well as emerging practices for estimating demand and benefits of bicycling and walking. _______________________________ Future webinars, from the full schedule at https://www.apbp.org/page/Webinars: November 20 Aging in Place: Designing communities to support mobility One of the greatest challenges for maintaining the health and independence of our aging population is designing communities that provide accessible connections to support the changing mobility needs of our elders. Designing communities with the senior in mind can provide improved opportunities for healthy transportation while preserving independence and dignity for people who wish to age in place. What’s more, communities that work for our eldest populations benefit users of all abilities. December 18 Education and Encouragement: Bringing the right people together What really change a person’s behavior? How can agencies and activists help inform and encourage appropriate behavior on our streets and pathways? When new infrastructure or operations are introduced, how can we ensure that users understand intentions and exhibit safe operation? How do we best utilize the resources of agency staff and advocacy resources to help this process? This webinar will examine the effectiveness of Education and Encouragement, how to we broaden the tent of who’s involved in the so called “soft” E’s. Earlier: August 21 Getting the Green Light: Improving Actuation and Detection for Cyclists & Pedestrians September 18 Can We Talk About the Street? Building Support for Controversial Projects
This tour is presented by River Road permaculture evangelist Jan Spencer. From the web page (https://www.suburbanpermaculture.org/fest-site-tours.html): "Residents of River Road have adopted six sections of the Greenway. Each person adopting has a written agreement with the city of Eugene to perform tasks and organize a set number of work parties to improve the condition of the site. Most sites focus on removing invasive species. One site had accomplished a significant amount of planting native species. One site is a restored 65-tree filbert grove. Another site features a new information kiosk, thanks to a neighborhood matching grant." Questions: [masked]
This is the last opportunity this year for this wonderful tour. [Note: This is not Capstone, the developer of the mammoth student-housing complex at 13th & Olive!] "Experience affordable housing directly with a property tour of Cornerstone Community Housing’s ’Villages’ – a collection of three properties serving over 70 low-income residents. Plus you’ll get an exclusive sneak peek at a future opportunity for an upcoming development. "Tours meet downtown [register on Cornerstone's website for exact location] and finish with an opportunity for Q&A while enjoying refreshments and snacks. "With a safe place to call home and access to services, Cornerstone’s properties support family resiliency, break the cycle of generational poverty, and build a foundation for families and children to thrive. "We’ll transform your perspective of affordable housing, by experiencing firsthand a thriving Cornerstone community." Transportation to the sites is included, so no need to drive. Register on the Cornerstone website (which will also tell you where to meet): https://cornerstonecommunityhousing.org/healthy-homes-tour ETA: This tour is open to the public, so you can bring as many people as you like-- just have everyone register on the website so they will be sure to have a seat in the van for you all. I am pretty sure they visit the same locations on every tour. They just give the same tour repeatedly so many people will have the opportunity to visit. Here are photos & info on all of their communities: https://cornerstonecommunityhousing.org/housing-communities/ ____________________ Our members who've gone on these tours have been very impressed!
We support & admire the diligent work of this group, which is planning a tiny-house village within the urban growth boundary of Lane County, with access to transit and bike trails. They have developed an extensive mission/vision and are searching for others who would like to be members of the village. They have adopted sociocracy as their mode of governance. They have a community potluck on the 4th Friday of every month, 7-9pm, and anyone interested in becoming a member or serving as a resource is welcome to attend. Plates, cups, and utensils are provided; bring a food or beverage item to share. The McNail-Riley House is on a corner across from the Lane County Fairgrounds; parking lot entrance on Jefferson Street. Best to RSVP directly on their page, so you will be notified if there are any changes: https://www.meetup.com/Tiny-Houses-and-Tiny-House-Villages/events Some of the broad areas they would welcome help with: * Land use & construction * Membership * Outreach * Community relationships * Business & finance Historic structure note: The McNail-Riley house was built in 1889 on 10th and Mill Street for Amanda McNail, who operated her colorful millinery shop "The Temple of Fashion" there. It then was moved to the southeast corner of Willamette and Broadway, and finally was moved to this site and carefully renovated.