March SOPAT Meeting: Public Transportation in the Rogue Valley

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  Join us for our next Southern Oregon Partnership for Active Transportation Meeting (SOPAT). Our topic of the night will be Public Transportation in the Rogue Valley. Guest speakers include Paige Townsend, Senior Planner at RVTD and Tonia Moro, RVTD Board Member and Better Transit Now Chair. Meeting will be held in the back meeting room of …

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Mark Fenton Visits Medford

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Over fifty people gathered at the Jackson County Community Justice Office in Medford on Friday, December 11th to hear from national walkability expert Mark Fenton and discuss ways we can work towards “Sticky Design for Community Health” in our region. Fenton’s presentation focused on healthy community design that encourages residents to build activity into their …

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2015 Family Fun Bike Ride Series

Rogue Valley Transportation District (RVTD), Siskiyou Velo bike club, and GoRogue Valley are pleased to announce the 2015 Family Fun Ride Bike Series, a 5 ride series throughout communities in the Rogue Valley. The Family Fun Bike Ride series seeks to promote and encourage bicycling as an accessible, rewarding, and fun mode of transportation. The …

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Go by Bike Week: May 11-16, 2015

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Arrive by bike to one of various events throughout the valley this week and enjoy snacks on us! Log your bike trips on www.drivelessconnect.com and win prizes. May is National Bike Month, and here in the Rogue Valley we are celebrating withGo By Bike Week, May 11th-16th. A week filled with great biking opportunities and rewards …

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How Transportation Funding Works in Oregon

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Ever wanted to know how state and local transportation funding decisions are made? There was a great interview on the Jefferson Exchange with ODOT’s Travis Brouwer about the role of Area Commissions on Transportation (ACT).   Check out the interview here: http://ijpr.org/post/acting-locally-regional-transportation   Area Commissions on Transportation are advisory bodies chartered by the Oregon Transportation …

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RVMPO Looking for Bike-Ped Representative

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The Rogue Valley Metropolitan Planning Organization (RCMPO) is looking for a Bicycle Pedestrian Representative to serve on the Public Advisory Council. This is a great opportunity to represent Bike-Ped Issues at the regional level here in Southern Oregon. The PAC meets every other month on the third Tuesday, beginning in January. PAC meetings normally begin …

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Oregon Drive Less Challenge

The Oregon Drive Less Challenge is around the corner!  The Challenge runs October 6 – October 19. The Challenge encourages and rewards people who explore their transportation options, like walking, biking, taking transit, carpooling and skateboarding. This year the Challenge is giving away some amazing prizes , including a custom made folding Bicycle from Bike …

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Drive Less Challenge: $10k in prizes

Oregon is preparing to celebrate its first statewide Drive Less Challenge, a 12-day event encouraging and rewarding alternatives to driving alone. The Challenge runs October 21 – November 1. Wells Fargo and Bike Friday have both sponsored the event, providing a great array of prizes, including folding bicycles, Oregon mini-vacations, $500 Apple gift cards, Kindle …

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Bike Commute Challenge starts September 1st

Every year, Oregon celebrates the Bike Commute Challenge during the month of September. It’s a friendly statewide competition to see which team’s members can log the most bike commutes to work during the month. Every year, there are more teams in Southern Oregon. If there’s not one at your worksite, you can create one with …

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Have phone, will travel

The journal Accident Analysis & Prevention published a study called “Pedestrian injuries due to mobile phone use in public places” in the August edition, and the national media didn’t overlook it. The New York Times highlighted the dramatic increase–approaching threefold–in injuries during the 2004 – 2010 study period. The Atlantic pointed out that talking was …

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