The Old Farm District Board meeting scheduled for June 10th will be canceled, so the Board (and you) can join in the discussion with the City at the Public Safety Open House:

Monday, June 10
5:30-7:00 PM
Bend Municipal Court
555 NE 15th Street, Bend

From 5:30 to 7 p.m. community members citywide are invited to attend an open house focused on how traffic calming and enforcement are addressed by public safety and transportation planning.  Attendees will hear from Bend Police Chief Mike Krantz and Janet Hruby, Assistant City Engineer for Transportation & Mobility on these topics. There will also be tables with interactive displays, information and staff from Bend Police and Transportation & Mobility departments to answer questions.

Following the open house from 7 to 8:30 p.m., your Old Farm District board will participate in a round-table discussion with Bend City Council and staff around Public Safety Council Goals like the coming automated traffic enforcement program, and related neighborhood concerns. Members can watch the discussion in person or virtually (virtual links will be posted to the City’s website prior to June 10).

Help us provide representative feedback to City Council and staff!  We’ve been asked to provide comments on the questions below and would love to incorporate your input. If you have thoughts you’d like us to include in the discussion, please take a moment to share them with us before June 10th.  We have included links to background and information on these topics.

City of Bend Street Safety Program

1.   What concerns do you have about traffic safety in Bend?

 

City of Bend Automated Traffic Enforcement Program

2.   What are you most concerned or curious about with the Automated Traffic Enforcement Program?

 

3.  When you think about transportation safety, what do you want City Council and staff to know or think about regarding infrastructure design?

According to the National Complete Streets Coalition, typical design elements that make up a complete street include the following factors to balance safety and convenience for everyone using the road:

      • sidewalks,
      • bicycle lanes (or wide, paved shoulders),
      • shared-use paths,
      • designated bus lanes,
      • safe and accessible transit stops,
      • frequent and safe crossings for pedestrians, including median islands,
      • accessible pedestrian signals, and
      • curb extensions.

To provide input on these three questions, just send us an email to oldfarmbend@gmail.com