Midtown Bike and Pedestrian Connectivity Sooner Rather Than Later?

photo credit: City of Bend

Tomorrow, the Citywide Transportation Advisory Committee (CTAC) is continuing its work to prioritize projects for the City’s Transportation System Plan.  The TSP will guide policies, programs and infrastructure investments for transportation in Bend for the next 20 years.

One of the key elements worth clamoring for quick implementation is better east/west bicycle and pedestrian connectivity projects on 3 major corridors along 3rd Street (Business 97): Greenwood, Hawthorne and Franklin Avenues. Send in your support to include these important connectors on the near-term priority list. Without their inclusion on the near-term list, it could be 5 to 10 years before these projects materialize. Email [email protected] (we’ll auto-forward your note onto the TSP folks) or provide testimony at tomorrow’s CTAC meeting.

Citywide Transportation Advisory Committee meeting
October 15, 1:00-4:30 pm
Trinity Episcopal Church, 469 NW Wall St.

The agenda and packet can be found here:  https://www.bendoregon.gov/government/citizen-committees/citywide-transportation-advisory-committee.  There will be two opportunities for public comment at the meeting. Get there early to sign up if you’d like to be heard at the beginning of the meeting.  Depending on how many show up for the public comment period, you’ll be allotted between 2 and 3 minutes to speak.