How the Citywide Transportation Plan Will Make or Break the Bend Central District
The City of Bend has completed Phase 1 of its Transportation System Planning (TSP) process. Download the Phase 1 Report here. As you know, transportation has a huge impact on the design and livability of our community. This planning process could make or break the viability of the community's vision for the Bend Central District.
Throughout the TSP planning process, we are supporting transportation priorities that make the Bend Central District's streets safer and more vibrant is crucial to the ultimate success of the neighborhood. Here are some example concepts:
Improve safety and residential compatibility of the Franklin Avenue corridor
Enhance the pedestrian tunnels for the Franklin, Greenwood, and Third Street underpasses
Add high capacity transit and mobility hubs to key N-S and E-W routes
Pedestrian & bicycle bridge over the Parkway and Railroad to connect East and West at Hawthorne Ave
Living street design on NE Hawthorne Ave and NE 1st Street
Build sidewalks on NE 2nd Street with safe crossings of Franklin Ave, Greenwood Ave, and Olney Ave
Improve railroad crossing of NE Olney Ave
Safer crossings of Third Street
A clear theme from the City’s TSP (Transportation System Plan) Core Area Workshop last night was community consensus around the need for better east-west connections, safer streets for pedestrians and bicyclists, and a Hawthorne Bridge over the Parkway!
Thank you to everyone who participated for helping shape Bend’s transportation future.