Oregon Parks and Recreation Department
NEWS RELEASE October 7, 2015
Sheri Stuart, Oregon Main Street Coordinator
Bandon’s Cycle Stop Project Receives
Excellence in Downtown Revitalization Award for Outstanding Partnership
Bandon’s Cycle Stop Project received an Excellence in Downtown Revitalization Award for “Outstanding Partnership” from Oregon Main Street on Oct. 7 during the Oregon Main Conference in The Dalles. This award is given to a community which demonstrates how two or more organizations have effectively collaborated on a specific downtown preservation project or on-going downtown revitalization effort. Accepting the award was Harv Schubothe with the Greater Bandon Association.
The Greater Bandon Association, Port of Bandon, City of Bandon, and a local bicycle shop collaborated in the creation of a cycle stop in Old Town Bandon. It is part of a joint campaign to make Bandon more bicycle-friendly. Each of the partners played major roles in this project. The Port of Bandon donated the land and helped secure grant funding from Oregon’s Department of Transportation, as well as providing an inmate work crew from the Oregon Department of Corrections. The Greater Bandon Association provided the design work and also assisted in securing grant funding from Cycle Oregon. The City of Bandon provided site preparation and added the finishing touches with a street light for security and benches. South Coast Bicycles then got the word out to the cycling community in Oregon.
Gina Dearth of the Port of Bandon said “collaboration was the key. The Port, the City and GBA worked hand in hand to make this happen. This effort resulted in a unique, attractive and useful cycle stop to attract and provide a rest and repair area for traveling cyclists and locals alike. And there is still more to come.”
“We are thrilled to present this award to the Cycle Stop project,” says Sheri Stuart, Oregon Main Street Coordinator. “It was great to see how four local partners were assisted by two state agencies and one other funder to make this important addition to the Bandon community.”
The Awards Presentation was a highlight of the Oregon Main Street Conference, a popular biannual conference that brings together people with an interest in downtown revitalization.
Oregon Main Street is part of Heritage Programs, Oregon Parks and Recreation Department. For more information about Oregon Main Street, visit http://www.oregonheritage.org or contact Sheri Stuart at 503-986-0679 or email@example.com.
Harv Schubothe, Greater Bandon Association