Kidical Mass Saturday, Great Webinars, Walk + Bike Challenge AND Spring Break

Kidical Mass Tomorrow!!!

Upcoming Webinars

What Does it Take to Get Drivers to Yield? Engineering Measures that Work” will be held March 30th, 11:00 a.m. to Noon in the  “Tower Room” at the 4J Education Center (200 North Monroe St.). The webinar could be a good resource for professionals and the community to see what tools are working in other communities to create safer routes to school. In this 60 minute webinar, engineering experts Charlie Zegeer and Mike Cynecki will share their extensive knowledge and understanding of pedestrian safety and traffic control devices to discuss the latest research and look at innovative devices and their effectiveness as well as more standard devices and their appropriate use.

The City of Eugene has also announced another interesting Webinar: “Writing Women Back Into Bicycling: Changing Transportation Culture to Encourage More Women to Cycle More Places More Often“. It will be held on March 31st from Noon to 1:30 p.m. in the Lyle Room of the Wells Fargo Building (99 E. Broadway, 4th Floor). This webinar occurs on the last day of the 30th anniversary of Women’s History Month; this year’s theme is “Writing Women Back into History.” The webinar will include international perspectives, preliminary results of the Women Cycling survey (women and girls, cyclists and non-cyclists, are invited to take the survey here: http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/womencycling) and key recommendations from the U.S. Dept. of Transportation (FHWA, AASHTO, NCHRP) International Scan on Bicycle and Pedestrian Safety and Mobility. Scan participants saw so many more women cycling in the five countries they visited than one typically sees in most U.S. cities. Why? Why not here? The recommendations of the International Scan could help to increase the number of women and girls cycling in the U.S. and Canada. If more women and girls bicycled more places more often, they could achieve better health while having a very positive impact on their community and the environment. The solutions cross many disciplines and address many factors related to economic viability here and abroad. More information on the Webinar can be found HERE.

And a final note before Spring Break arrives

If you’re school isn’t one of the nine local schools already registered for the Walk + Bike Challenge Month coming up in May it’s time to get registered! Besides the packet of resources from the BTA you’ll receive in the mail (including stickers, temporary tattoos, ribbons, scorecards, and other information) there is some great local support from the Eugene SRTS Team including a prize to use for your schools prize pool (a helmet, backpack, or similar prize to be announced) AND a $500 cash award from point2point Solutions to the school with the highest percentage of walkers, bikers, skaters, and other active modes of transport! This cash award can go to any active transportation or physical education project that the school chooses!

We’ll have final details in the mid-April newsletter but register your school NOW so that you receive your organizer packet in the mail and you’re ready to get promoting the event as soon as we’re back from Spring Break! Which school will get the most kids active this May? Let the games begin!

Have a great Spring Break!

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