Candidates answered four questions from Bend Bikes
The stakes are high for transportation in the upcoming November 6, 2018 election for the City of Bend.
Short of knocking on doors or making phone calls on behalf of a candidate, one of the biggest ways to make a difference is to cast your vote. When you do, consider that twenty years of bicycle infrastructure are in various forms of planning as you read this. The next Bend City Council will decide how to fund transportation projects, and which ones will get implemented in a way that will shape this city for a decade or more. The next Bend City Council will approve of a new transportation plan (the last one was approved in 2001), deciding whether you, your kids/grandkids, parents, or significant other will enjoy a low-stress bicycle ride to school, the grocery store or work.
We asked candidates for Mayor and City Council four basic questions, and we think their answers (or lack thereof) speak clearly as to their willingness to fund next-generation active transportation projects.
Editorial Note: Answers were collected via webform and answers were limited to 100 words or less.