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Create safe, vibrant, and complete streets

for people traveling through and within the district by foot, bike, car, transit, assisted mobility, etc.

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Improve transportation connections

through the heart of Bend and between districts by addressing barriers such as the BNSF Railroad, US 97 Parkway, and Third Street.

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Create attractive, functional public spaces

– green and civic – and nodes of activity that enhance quality of life for residents and visitors.

 
 

Feedback from the public outreach report

 
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Suggestions from respondents about specific locations to improve bike and pedestrian access

EAST-WEST IMPROVEMENTS:

  • Improved underpass at Franklin Ave

  • More crosswalks on 3rd Street

  • Pedestrian and bike overpass over

  • railroad tracks and Highway 97

  • INTERNAL BCD IMPROVEMENTS:

  • Better bike lanes on 3rd Street

  • Bike lanes on 2nd and/or 4th Streets

  • Widen bike lanes on 3rd Street

  • Bike lanes/sidewalks on Franklin

 
 

“The Bend Central District would be better if...”

172 people responded and most responded with multiple ideas about what they thought would improve the District. Most people (n=81) mentioned the need for bike lanes and side- walks. People commented that the lack of pedestrian and bike infrastructure makes them feel unsafe. Respondents expressed a desire to see new and improved bike and walking routes that provide access both within the BCD and to other areas of Bend. While only 7 respondents specifically men- tioned transit, their desire to have increased bus routes and expanded hours on nights and weekends better transit services could be a component of plans to address the concerns about noise and safety associated with the high volume of vehicle traffic in the area.

 
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How Safe…

or comfortable does walking or biking through the district make you feel?

 

Potential Projects & Programs


STREETSCAPE IMPROVEMENTS AND PLACEMAKING FOR A MORE RESIDENTIALLY COMPATIBLE DISTRICT


IMPROVE CONNECTIVITY ACROSS THE PARKWAY AND RAILROAD


  • Franklin Underpass Improvements

  • Greenwood Underpass Improvements

  • Connection to Old Mill / Korpine Area

  • Fixed Route Bus or Trolley

  • Hawthorne Footbridge and Linkage Between Downtown and Transit Station