Open House on the 18th in Support of Neighborhood Greenways

Here’s your chance to vote in support of continuing Neighborhood Greenways across Bend.  City staffers will host an Open House from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday September 18th at Bend Senior High School commons area (230 NE 6th Street).  Phase 1 of the Neighborhood Greenways project has been completed, but the larger vision for the greenways project is to connect them into a low-stress network of routes that prioritizes walking and biking.  See the map below.

City of Bend neighborhood greenways
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We urge you to attend this Neighborhood Greenways Open house, give feedback on preliminary designs and show your support for Phases 2 and 3 of the project.  City staff need to hear continued community support for greenways in order to keep this project moving forward.  As we have seen in the past, it only takes one or two vocal opponents to derail plans. Have you ridden, walked or driven on a neighborhood greenway?  If so, what did you think?  What design changes would you suggest to improve them?

This Open House won’t have a presentation, so feel free to drop-in anytime.

Phases 2 and 3 of the Neighborhood Greenways project include the following streets: NW Milwaukee, NW Cumberland, NW Delaware, Division (Crux/Hooker Creek), Aune, SE 2nd St, SE Roosevelt, SE Centennial, and SE Paiute. At a minimum, planners are aiming to construct Phase 2 (Milwaukee, 2nd, Roosevelt, Centennial, and Paiute) in 2020.

Here are links to the preliminary designs if you’d like to give them a once-over before the Open House:

Hope to see you there!