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  • All Ages and Abilities

    All Ages and Abilities
    Bicycling on Southern Oregon Streets Should Not Require Bravery

    Making Bicycling Safe for Everyone

  • Jackson County Transportation Plan Update--Virtual Pubic Meeting Invitation

    Jackson County is nearing completion of their Transportation System Plan (TSP) Update.  This document updates financial information, removes completed projects from the project list, adds projects from the Rogue Valley Active Transpiration Plan and finalizes and reprioritizes projects expected to be constructed over the next 20 years.  One of the last steps before the TSP Update is finalized and adopted is a Virtual Public Meeting which further explains the updates and presents a draft of the final document.

    Jackson County would very much like to receive the public’s input prior to finalizing and adopting the TSP Update.  This VPM is now open for comment and may be found at: https://tinyurl.com/jacksonvpm-2.  Please join the Virtual Public Meeting and provide your comment.

  • Outcome of SV’s Petition Drive in Support of Bicycling and Walking

    Earlier this year, the City of Medford approved funding to study improvements in bicycling, walking and other modes of active transportation in the downtown region bordered by Riverside, East Main, Central and Court Streets (see Multimodal Enhancements Study).  The study resulted in six options that would vastly improve cycling and walking in this area while maintaining adequate traffic flow, and included a variety of separated bike lanes and increased pedestrian crossings.

    As part of the Multimodal Enhancements study, the city conducted a survey to determine pubic response to the options developed. The city received a surprising 700 responses.  While 200 responses were positive for the changes, we were disappointed to learn that 500 of the responses were against any changes.

    So Siskiyou Velo created a petition to show support for the improvements under consideration.  We gathered 337 signatures in a short period of time through canvassing at the Heart of the Rogue Festival and placing information in bike shops, coffee shops, libraries and RCC.  We also wrote a guest opinion on this topic published October 23 in the Mail Tribune. Lisa Brill, president of Siskiyou Velo, spoke to the Medford City Council on November 3 and presented the petition to the Councilors.

    We are told by city planners that the proposed improvements along East Main Street will likely be implemented in 2023 when regular maintenance of that section of road is planned.  The proposed improvements along Court, Central and Riverside are being further studied by the city.  We will keep you informed about the future plans for this area of Medford.

    Thank you to all of you who took the time to read and sign the petition.

  • Holiday Party, December 3, 2022. Please RSVP.

    SIskiyou Velo will celebrate the holidays, and our members, at the annual Holiday Party. It will be held on December 3rd, 6:30 PM, at the IOOF Hall in Jacksonville at 175 S Oregon Street. This is next door to Good Bean Coffee.  Please RSVP to Robin Dressler (robincdressler@gmail.com) so she has an accurate count for the caterer (Back Porch BBQ). We should be able to handle a small number of guests, so let Robin know if you want to bring someone. The venue isn’t huge so members will get preference. If turnout is similar to most events we should have room for guests.

    Parking in the immediate area is limited. There is plenty of parking near the library which is only a 3-4 block walk.

    We look forward to starting the holiday season with you.

  • SIGN THE PETITION TO SUPPORT CYCLING IN MEDFORD!

    Note: the petition is now closed.

    In November, the Medford City Council will consider improvements to the OR99 corridor that would vastly improve cycling and walking alng Riverside, Central and East Main Streets.

    Let’s show support. Siskiyou Velo is asking the community to show its support for better bicycling and walking infrastructure while maintaining drivability along these roads.

    Why Is This Important Now? The City of Medford commissioned a study this year to develop alternatives for improving biking, walking and rolling access along the OR99 corridor. A public survey of these alternatives drew 700 responses, most of which were against making any improvements. We want to show the City Council that there are A LOT of people who care about biking and walking in Medford!

    Sign the Petition to show your support. You do not need to be a resident of Medford.

    Note: the petition is now closed.

    (You enter your signature with a mobile phone, tablet, or computer.)

    Or, sign the paper petition at the Bikes N Brews event during registration on Friday, Oct 14, or at the ride on Saturday, Oct 15.

    Thanks for helping to support cycling in Medford!

     

  • Future of the Rogue River Greenway -- Saturday, Sept 24 at "Ride the Rogue"

    Come to the 2022 Ride the Rogue at Palmerton Park Rogue River on Saturday September 24, 2022 and learn about the future of the Rogue River Greenway.  Representatives from ODOT (Oregon Dept. Of Transportation) Region 3 and RVCOG (Rogue Valley Council of Governments) will be there to show the possible routes to connect Rogue River to Grants Pass with a Multimodal path.  Learn how you can be part of the community guiding the future of the  Greenway. 

    If you still want to ride, you can sign up at the event. We’ll have additional T-shirts and meals on a first come first serve basis.  Your support makes the Greenway possible. 

     

    Grants Pass-to-Rogue River Multimodal Plan

    The Grants Pass-to-Rogue River Multimodal Plan (Plan) will identify a continuous six (6) mile multi-use trail extending from the City of Grants Pass east to the City of Rogue River. It will connect to the existing section of  Rogue River Greenway in Jackson County which in turn will connect to the Bear Creek Greenway in Jackson County.

    The future multi-use trail will provide recreational opportunities for local residents and tourists. It will also act as an alternative to automobile travel between those communities.

    The study area for the Plan includes a corridor between Oregon 99 and Interstate 5, extending from Tom Pearce Park in Grants Pass in the west to the Depot Street Bridge Portal in Rogue River in the east.  The study area is further divided into a west segment and east segment, with the county border between Josephine and Jackson serving as the dividing line between the two segments.

    The Plan is broken into two phases:  Phase 1 of the Plan will identify the proposed route for the multi-use trail (e.g. Foothill Boulevard, OR 99, etc.), and will be the one that is safest, most convenient, and most conducive to commuting and recreation.

    Phase 2 of the Plan will refine the proposed route by capitalizing on the aesthetic resources in the area, identifying access points, identifying preferred alignments, developing solutions to railway conflicts (if any), establishing standards, providing preliminary cost estimates, and identifying potential funding sources.