Bicycle & Pedestrian Advisory Committee

The Springfield Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Committee (BPAC) was established to provide input on bicycle and pedestrian policies, infrastructure, programs, education, and enforcement. The committee advises the City Council and city staff on matters relating to pedestrian and bicycle planning.

To read the BPAC Bylaws click here. Here are the BPAC Protocols and Ground Rules.

News and Events
Springfield Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Committee is recruiting for our next committee members. Recruitment opens August 1st. Click here to apply by September 16th.

BPAC meets the second Tuesday of even numbered months as a full committee and during the odd numbered months as sub-committees. Meetings are open to the public. Full committee meeting agendas, materials, and minutes are located at SpringfieldOregonSpeaks.

BPAC Work Plans
Approved 2021-2022 Work Plan – revised April 2022
Approved 2021-2022 Work Plan
Approved 2020 Work Plan
Approved 2019 Work Plan
Approved 2018 Work Plan
Approved 2017 Work Plan
Approved 2016 Work Plan

BPAC End of Year Reports
2021 End of Year Report
2020 End of Year Report
2019 End of Year Report
2018 End of Year Report
2017 End of Year Report
2016 End of Year Report

BPAC members by Virginia Avenue sign

BPAC members and staff touring Virginia Avenue as part of the planning efforts for the Virginia-Daisy Bikeway Project.

BPAC Members
Bryce Mayall – Voting Member
David Leedom – Voting Member
Dennis Weirich – Voting Member, Chair
Joseph Pruski – Voting Member
Julia Johnson – Voting Member
Kevin Campbell – Voting Member, Vice-Chair
Mitchell Coon – Voting Member
Teresa Roark – Voting Member
Kori Rodley – City Council Liaison
Mike Koivula – Planning Commission Liaison
Simon Daws – Willamalane Park & Recreation District Liaison
Jack Blashchishen – Safe Routes to School Liaison
Andrea Plesnarski – Eugene Active Transportation Committee Liaison

Letters and Recommendations from BPAC
Bike Parking Upgrade Recommendation
Capital Improvement Program Recommendation
Oregon Community Paths Northeast Critical Links
West D Street
4th and South A Street
Ballot Measure 20-296 – Street Repair Bond
Northbank Path Lighting
Virginia-Daisy Bikeway Project
Mayors’ Challenge

Current City Efforts

Springfield Bike Share Expansion

Feedback Opportunity

Where would you like to see bike share hubs in Springfield? Follow this link to access the map, drop a pin, and leave your feedback.

The City of Springfield is exploring the opportunity to expand bike share into Springfield. Expanding the PeaceHealth Rides bike share system, operating successfully in Eugene since 2018, would enhance connectivity between downtown destinations, nearby neighborhoods, and transit stops. Riders could also use the riverpath system to connect to Downtown Springfield, Downtown Eugene, and the University of Oregon for shopping, dining, and recreation. 

The PeaceHealth Rides bike share system currently operates with 300 bikes and a system expansion would site about100 additional bikes in Springfield. The system would be operated at a regional level so that a user could pick up a bike anywhere within the regional service area and ride between Springfield and Eugene without any penalties or fees. 

Given the desire for cost-effective and flexible investments, Springfield is exploring the option to install regular bike parking racks at bike share hubs instead of bike share specific infrastructure. This approach would both improve bike parking for people using personal bicycles as well as provide bike share hub locations at lower cost. The bike share hubs would be a designated color and be accompanied by a sign explaining how to access the system. 

Outreach and community engagement will take place in fall and winter of 2022. City staff presented at City Council work sessions on February 10, 2020 and March 14, 2022. Once City Council approves the final project scope, and grant funding is secured, the system is tentatively expected to launch in 2024. 

Questions? Contact Kelsey Moore, Springfield Transportation Options Specialist, at 541-682-4425 or kcmoore@lcog.org.

How does bike share work? Bike share can be accessed 24 hours a day. Users can simply open the PeaceHealth Rides app to find and unlock a nearby bike. The bike rental is fully automated and self-service, there is no need for on-site staff. Once the trip is complete the bike can be locked at any bike share hub or bike rack within the system area. The bikes are safe, comfortable and easy to use, featuring adjustable seats for different heights, baskets for personal items, and integrated fenders and lights for nighttime riding. Visit peacehealthrides.com to learn more.

Bike Parking Enhancement Project

This project supports bike transportation and recreation throughout Springfield by increasing the availability of safe and secure public bike parking (bike racks). The City of Springfield received $86,500 from Regional Bicycle Enhancement grant funding to strengthen bike infrastructure. The funding supports the purchase and installation of public bike racks in locations lacking quality bike parking, but does not include lighting enhancements or covered structures. 

The Springfield Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Committee (BPAC) recommends considering equity, popularity, and security when installing the new bike racks. BPAC also recommends prioritizing bike rack placement in neighborhoods that have a high percentage of households without access to a personal vehicle, businesses within targeted census block areas, affordable housing providers, and organizations serving community members living on low incomes.  

Outreach and community engagement will take place in 2022 and 2023, with the installation of bike racks expected in 2024. To learn more about Springfield’s bike parking needs, best practices, and codes, view the 2013 Regional Bicycle Parking Study and the Springfield Development Code (4.6-140, 4.6-145, 4.6-150, 4.6-155). 

Questions? Contact Kelsey Moore, Springfield Transportation Options Specialist, at 541-682-4425 or kcmoore@lcog.org.

Path Etiquette Campaign

To ensure that all shared use path users behave courteously and safely on paths, the City of Springfield has launched a path etiquette campaign. The campaign aims to promote courtesy and safety among all path users and includes community outreach, education, media and temporary signage.    

The key messages of the path etiquette campaign are:  

  • Paths are for everyone (non-motorized) 
  • Travel a safe speed—20 MPH speed limit, 10-12 MPH when others are present  
  • Stay in your lane—stay right, pass left, don’t take more than your half   
  • Give warning when passing—call “passing on your left” or ring bell   
  • Dogs on a short leash  

Several pop-up events, featuring path etiquette trivia and prizes, free bike repairs, and maps and resources, are planned for summer 2022 and 2023.  

Questions? Contact Kelsey Moore, Springfield Transportation Options Specialist, at 541-682-4425 or kcmoore@lcog.org.