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Center for Appropriate Transport
455 W 1st Ave. Eugene, OR 97401
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Our Mission: Founded in October 1992, the Center for Appropriate Transport is a non-profit organization that is committed to community involvement in manufacturing, using, and advocating sustainable modes of transportation. Under the direction of Jan VanderTuin and the CAT board, our dedicated employees and volunteers have helped to create a environment promoting healthy lifestyles, alternative education, decentralized production, and community interaction. All staff within CAT is paid equally, and numerous volunteers, members, and donors help to achieve our mission. We emphasize cross training for all staff and have open books. Our Staff: Jan, Director Glynn, Sewer/Instructor Stacey, Administrator John, PedEx & Trips for Kids Noah, EBW Manager Ed, CAD Instructor Ben, HPM / EBW Kevin, EBW Mac, Machining Instructor Todd, Welding Instructor Wibke, Former Apprentice/Fabricator Derek, Former Apprentice/Archivist Brent, Pedex Pete, Graphic Design Mike, Skinner City Farm Some of our past and present apprentices. Find out more about our apprenticeship program here!
Come visit us during our open hours, noon to 6pm. Center for Appropriate Transport 455 W. 1st Ave Eugene, Or 97401 phone: (541) 344 1197 fax: (541) 344 1197 email: email@example.com Eugene Bicycle Works 455 W. 1st Ave Eugene, Or 97401 phone: (541) 683 3397 fax: (541) 344 1197 email: firstname.lastname@example.org Human Powered Machines 455 W. 1st Ave Eugene, Or 97401 phone: (541) 343 5568 fax: (541) 344 1197 email: email@example.com Pedalers Express 455 W. 1st Ave Eugene, Or 97401 phone: (541) 344 3923 fax: (541) 344 1197 email: firstname.lastname@example.org Valet Bike Parking / Trips for Kids / Apprenticeship program 455 W. 1st Ave Eugene, Or 97401 phone: (541) 344 3923 fax: (541) 344 1197 email: VBP:email@example.com TFK:firstname.lastname@example.org Apprenticeship:email@example.com Skinner City Farm 455 W. 1st Ave Eugene, Or 97401 phone: (541) 344-8322 fax: (541) 344 1197 email: firstname.lastname@example.org View Larger Map
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Contact our Youth Education Program Phone: 541-344-1197 Email: email@example.com The Center is a Private Alternative Education Program registered with the Oregon Department of Education (ODE). We can provide these services to our community due to a unique provision in Oregon law. This legislation, passed in the late 70’s, allows programs such as ours to receive public funding, (80% of ADM), from local school districts. We are also registered with ODE as a GED Option Program which prepares students to take the GED test. Student profiles Our students are aged 12-19 and come from many backgrounds. They are at various levels of academic skills and are inclined to be hands-on learners. Pedagogy The pedagogy is very much multi-age/ multi skills. We try whenever possible to mix academics with our shop and office environments. We emphasize entrepreneurship and business. We are non-biased in our view of outcomes and are specifically focused on inspiring youth to love to learn—for their whole lives. Individual and group research projects draw students into the world of learning through subjects that are relevant to the skills they build here at CAT. We are like a one room classroom in that we have a 1-6 teacher-student ratio. We…
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Eugene Bicycle Works
[iframe http://photosynth.net/embed.aspx?cid=e66218d1-51a0-48bc-9ecc-f220e27a8763&delayLoad=false&slideShowPlaying=false 450 320] Eugene Bicycle Works is a do-it-yourself repair workspace with personalized instruction available. We have fully equipped work stations for you to fix your own bike and a wide selection of used and new parts to browse through. The hourly fee is $8 for workspace and tool rental. For unlimited use, become a member for only $50 a year. Members also get 10% off new parts. If you need technical assistance, our staff will provide useful and knowledgeable advice at $1.50 per 5 minutes of instruction. Click and drag to explore our shop! We are open: Tuesday-Saturday, Noon-6pm Call us at: 541-683-3397 Email us at: firstname.lastname@example.org Our students, staff and volunteers fix up donated used bikes to sell on the floor. If you need a bike or need to get rid of one, drop by. For information call 541-683-3397. We carry a large selection of donated used parts, including many hard-to-find and unusual pieces. We are known for being able to find almost anything you need. We also have many new parts, and can do special orders. Our Rideable Museum is for viewing, testing, and renting. The Museum contains recumbents (2 and 3 wheeled), workbikes, unicycles and…
Eugene Rack Works
Contact Eugene Rack Works Phone: 541-344-1197 Email: email@example.com Eugene Rack Works (ERW) is a local business venture that incorporates youth in making high quality tubular bicycle racks. Specifications HIGH SECURITY Schedule 40 Pipe- 1 7/8” Tubing Mild Steel- $140 Easy-to-use high security racks allowing for two contact points to lock both front and back wheels. Designed to fit all styles of bikes: standard, recumbent, tandem. Fabricated using Schedule 40 pipe. Available in rail-style (max 2 hoops per rail). Our racks are finished with a durable powdercoating for maximum resistance to abrasion and weathering. See below for stock colors. Download PDF and DWG files! Specifications for our racks are now available for download in both .pdf and .dwg format. You can download a .dwg reader from Infograph here. Entire ERW drawing pack ZIP: .dwg(54 kb) .pdf(296 kb) ERW Drawing Pack Components 1-7/8″ High Security hoop.dwg .pdf 1-7/8″ Rack Tubing.dwg .pdf Installation Guide.dwg .pdf Asphalt Installation Details.dwg .pdf Concrete Installation Details.dwg .pdf Color choices Ink Black Stone Black Cream Soda Blue Bronze Titanium Super Chrome** City Lights* Frozen Tundra* US Golden Bronze Hunter Green Kelly Green* Heavenly Raspberry**(u) Lime Lite* Misty Purple New Tucker Orange* Baby Blue Sparkle** Flag…
Valet Bike Parking
No event is complete without a bike corral operated by CAT’s VBP crew. VBP supports bike-friendly events and is a great way for youth to gain experience in a public setting. The Center for Appropriate Transport is a national leader in valet bicycle parking. We have developed a proven system that keeps bicycles organized, safe and fully attended. As one of the first bicycle valet service in the United States, we are the model for other programs. Fully-attended Valet Bicycle Parking encourages people to come by bike! More bicycles mean less car traffic. Bicycles and belongings are kept safe and secure in a controlled area. Our easy in, easy out service is like a coat check for bicycles. How It Works Valet Bicycle Parking staff will meet you at the gate of the bike corral. Your bicycle is assigned a number and you receive a card with that number. When you leave, simply show your card to an attendant who then retrieves your bike. Our secure corral ensures that accessories such as lights, saddle bags, helmets and even trailers can be left with total peace of mind. We welcome all human-powered transport, from strollers to skateboards. Get Involved! Valet Bike…
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Human Powered Machines- Live!
Human Powered Machines- Live!