Eugene Bike Vision, Then and Now

This 1972 film (in two parts) shows the beginnings of Eugene’s bike system—one of the most popular things ever built in Eugene. Some of the film is quaint, but a lot still applies today. In many ways Eugene has come a long way. But in many others we’ve gone backward, as shown by the footage of the lively downtown and crowds of kids biking to school. Compare the ambitious vision 35 years ago for greener transportation with today’s vision:

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