Transportation needs in Bend

It’s important for the State to prioritize funding for a Westside Transit Center on or near the OSU-Cascades campus, and to support efforts to expand bus service and decrease the time it takes to travel across town by bus.

These were among the comments BNC submitted to a bi-partisan committee of the state legislature, which heard testimony in Bend recently about local transportation needs that the State might play a role in meeting.

Since it’s unlikely that our two-lane roads and single-lane roundabouts will ever be widened, it will be critical as Bend’s population grows and densifies to have the infrastructure and transit to encourage alternatives to travel by car. Otherwise, congestion and parking problems in residential neighborhoods and local commercial areas can be expected to worsen.

To read all of the comments, please click here.

Author: Bend Neighborhood Coalition

Bend Neighborhood Coalition is the leading voice influencing policies that protect the quality of life in Bend's residential neighborhoods.