An updated Transportation System Plan (TSP) has been over two years in the making. This policy and planning document sets State-mandated policy and planning guidelines and is the culmination of work that the Citywide Transportation Advisory Committee did with consultants and City staffers in countless hours of public meetings, focus groups, neighborhood association workshops, as well as public polling. Combined, they will inform not only the TSP, but also a potential major funding source for transportation projects: a May 2020 Transportation Bond for improvements and new construction.
In case you hadn’t already heard, Brian Potwin, a co-founder and former Board member of Bend Bikes, is the newly minted Executive Director of Commute Options.
This New Year’s day, you’ve got one more reason to celebrate as someone who commutes by bicycle around Bend. You will no longer will be required to come to a full halt at a stop sign or a flashing red beacon. If you find it safe and conditions allow, you don’t have to completely kill your momentum. Horray! But, as they say, “Conditions apply.” Read on for details.
An event like HLR just would not have been possible without many hands a-helping: from Bend Bikes Board members, to our volunteers, to the fun-loving attendees who braved some chilly weather, to the generous support of local businesses for the food, drink and raffle prizes that made the night a great time.
Don’t let the 2019 Holiday Lights Ride fun pass you by. Register for the event right meow! Registration closes today.