On Saturday June 2, the Summit High School Interact Club is holding a 5K Color Run/Walk to benefit Ten Friends that starts and finishes at Pacific Crest MS. What's a color run you ask? You start off wearing a white t-shirt ….. and let’s just say, after going through a number of dye powder stations (cornstarch and non-toxic dye), it’s not white at the end of the run! You can also google it to see various videos.
There will be food, music, a raffle and lots of good karma since it benefits Ten Friends, a local nonprofit based in Sisters that does wonderful health and education projects in Nepal! This event is a lot of fun and open to people of all ages and abilities.
To register, go to https://interact5k.com
Here is an overview of the city's Transportation System Plan. The first public Open House to receive comments about the planning process (which will take two years) will be held:
The City of Bend is working with residents and stakeholders to create Bend’s Transportation Plan – a blueprint for a transportation system that will provide more options for getting around while protecting the quality of life that makes Bend a great place. Bend’s Transportation Plan will identify needed transportation projects and a strategy to fund them. As we start to develop our plan, we need to hear from you.
Join us for an open house:
6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m., Monday, June 11, 2018 in the Bend Park & Recreation District Office, Riverbend Community Room, 799 SW Columbia Street, Bend, OR 97701
Children are welcome!
Rather participate online? Go to www.bendoregon.gov/tsp between Monday, June 11, 2018 and Friday July 6, 2018 to review materials, answer questions and leave comments on an interactive map.
With a new, limited-duration parking program, the City and the park district are initiating four-hour parking limits along Riverside Boulevard to allow more park users the opportunity to visit Drake Park between Memorial Day weekend and Labor Day.
Drake Park is a very popular river exit location for thousands of river floaters each day in the summer and it also hosts numerous events and festivals.
“Residents and visitors are encouraged to continue enjoying activities in the park with alternative modes of transportation or within the four-hour parking limits as we aim to make it easier to come and go to the park more frequently,” said Michelle Healy, Planning and Park Services Director, Bend Park and Recreation District.
Cascade East Transit’s seasonal shuttles and Bend fixed route services provide easy and affordable transportation options. Cascades East Transit’s Ride the River shuttle transports river users from Bend Park & Float, located at Simpson Avenue and Bradbury Drive next to The Pavilion.
This location will serve as the new start and end of the river floating activities with abundant parking available beginning June 16. The $3 fare includes transportation of river tubes to and from the float launch and exit.
For other park activities, including festivals, picnics or walks along Mirror Pond, the free Ride Bend shuttle stops within a five-minute walk of Drake Park, making it easy to leave the vehicle parked at home, work or other parking areas.
The City of Bend and Bend Park and Recreation District will gather input from neighbors and others through the pilot program to determine if parking limits achieve the goals. The agencies will also evaluate the cost effectiveness of time-restricted parking beyond the Downtown Parking District.
“Our hope is that this parking pilot program will provide greater access to Drake Park and give Downtown businesses much-needed parking stall turnover during our busy summer season, “ said City of Bend Parking Demand Manager Drew Dietrich.
Vehicles cited for exceeding the four-hour parking limit will receive a $50 parking ticket as part of the 24-hour enforcement activity. Diamond Parking, the City’s parking enforcement contractor, will enforce the restriction along with Bend Police Department.
To report a vehicle that has exceeded the four-hour parking limit on Riverside Boulevard during the day (8 am to 6 pm) call Diamond Parking Services at 541-317-2805. To report a vehicle overnight (6 p.m. to 8 a.m.) contact the Police non-emergency number 541.693.6911.
Neighbors who would like to provide feedback are asked to call 541-317-3000, option 3. Calls to this number will be logged and the feedback recorded. Calls to this number will not be forwarded to enforcement.
Please visit www.bendoregon.gov/riversideparking for maps and frequently asked questions.
We plan to begin posting neighborhood updates in this area. Here's the first one:
SPEED LIMIT CHANGE IN CITY OF BEND
Contact: David Abbas Streets & Operations Director
Following community input and engineering analysis, speed limits will be lowered in coming days on the following road:
The new speed limit signs will have orange warning flags on top for a few weeks to call attention to the changes.
These speed changes were initiated by a combination of citizen requests and City staff in response to changing traffic and development along these corridors.
In Oregon, speeds for roads within the City that are not highways or local residential streets
– such as the aforementioned road sections -- are set by the Department of Transportation. The new speed limits are established based on a traffic study that looks at existing driving speeds, road characteristics, adjacent land use, access locations and more. It can take up to a year to complete this speed study. Most of these requests were started this past summer.
The City asks drivers to pay attention to the new speed changes and be aware of conditions. Oregon’s basic rule speed law requires driving at the speed that is safe for conditions – this may be a speed slower than the posted speed. With winter here, it is especially important to pay attention to speed. Drive safely.
We are super thrilled to announce the revival of the Summit West Neighborhood Association here in beautiful Bend, Oregon.
Why a neighborhood association?