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City of Bend holds open house tonight on Midtown Pedestrian and Bicycle Crossings feasibility study

City of Bend holds open house tonight on Midtown Pedestrian and Bicycle Crossings feasibility study

In-person and online open house for the public to look at design concepts

BEND, Ore. (KTVZ) — The public has been invited to an open house Wednesday night by the city of Bend to learn about the Midtown Pedestrian and Bicycle Crossings Feasibility Study.

The purpose of this study is to identify what’s possible for new and improved crossings of the U.S. Highway 97 Bend Parkway and Burlington Northern Santa Fe railroad for walking and bicycling in Bend’s Midtown. This study will look at three crossing locations: Greenwood, Hawthorne and Franklin avenues.

Wednesday, June 22, 5-7 p.m.

Open Space Event Studios, 220 NE Lafayette Ave.

The open house will include an overview of the project, design concepts, timelines and an opportunity to speak to the project team. This study is the first step in the project and will help inform all future action to make this crossing over the parkway a reality.

If you can’t make it in person, you can visit an online open house at bendoregon.gov/midtowncrossings  through July 3.

In November 2020, Bend voters passed a General Obligation Transportation Bond (GO Bond) which included $12 million for the Midtown Pedestrian and Bicycle Crossings improvements.

The Midtown Pedestrian and Bicycle Crossings project is just one of many GO Bond improvement projects throughout the City. Learn more about the 2020 GO Bond at bendoregon.gov/gobond.

NewsChannel 21’s Kelsey McGee is attending the open house to learn more about the progress. Her report will be on NewsChannel 21 First at Ten on Fox.

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