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This Site is devoted to Safety for Pedestrians - Motorists - Bicyclists on our streets

This page is dedicated to safety of all road users.  Please read our safety proclamation endorsed by Bend City Council.

City of Bend Safety Proclamation


 Poster - Wrong Way RidingFinal Bike Safety Poster - Drunk Riding.jpgPoster - See and Be Seen

Safe Streets 2012

Safe Streets was funded by ACTS Oregon Building a Safer Community Mini Grant. This presentation and data was created to provide Community groups, Neighborhood Associations and Groups. Please contact Commute Options or Bend MPO for assistance with this program.

Safety Presentation [PDF]
Safety Presentation [Powerpoint] 
Crash Data Resources [PDF]
Safety Presentation Speakers Notes [PDF]

Other Education Resources:
FHWA Pedestrian Safety Guide
San Jose Street Smarts Presentation
League of American Bicyclists Programs and Presentations
More Education Links Below


sharetheroadBIKE.GIFRoad User Safety Task Force Background

This task force was created in response to the increase in bike crashes within the City of Bend. The task force was created by the Traffic Safety Advisory Committee and supported by Deschutes County Bike and Pedestrian Advisory Committee and Commute Options.

We have members from Bend MPO staff, City of Bend TSAC advisory, Bend Police Department officer, Bike and Pedestrian Advisory Committee volunteers and Commute Options staff. This task force has extensive volunteer commitment. Please contact the Bend MPO for further information. 



2010 ACTS Mini Grant
Bend PSA Blitz - Posters to Coasters 

The Bend MPO, the City of Bend Road Users Safety Task Force and Commute Options will work through the winter months to create a media campaign targeting drivers and cyclists on safety topics. The three highest priority topics will be Drunk Driving, Bicycle Wrong Way Riding and See and Be Seen. The campaign will include 3-5 public service announcements targeting motorists on the above topics shown on our local TV stations to raise awareness in our community. These PSA's will be run in conjunction with print ads in the local papers, and posters and coasters for local events to promote the safety in a three pronged approach.

2009 ACTS Mini Grant
The Art of Biking to Work!

Offered the summer of 2010, the was a successful workshop on how to commute on your bike safely and easily. Read the final Report for interesting statistics about what was learned, how attendees felt about the presentation and when we can offer these workshops again!

FTA Awards National Parks, Forests, Wildlife Refuges $27 Million for Alternative Transportation 
 Bend Bulletin May 2010  
 Project Details  
 Award Notification  
 Press Release 12/30/10  
 A successful collaboration creates more options to visit the Deschutes National Forest.  
       Click on the map above for a larger view.
For more information, Contact:
Cascades East Transit
Heather Ornelas, Bend Transit Manager
(541) 322-5875
Mt. Bachelor, Inc
Dave Rathbun, President and GM
(541) 693-0913
Andy Goggins, Director of Marketing and Communications
(541) 639-5366
John McLeod, Director of Business Development
(541) 693-0945



Road User Safety Task Force


To improve motorist-bicyclist-pedestrian safety by educating and encouraging all users to share the road.


  • Reduce the annual number of bicycle – motor vehicle crashes in Bend and Deschutes County.
  • Increase education for cyclists and motorists on how to share the road.
  • Create public-private partnerships for funding and education.
  • Create/develop community standards (guiding principles) for road users.
  • Increase safety such that cycling is a viable transportation option for everyone.


Bike Study Proposal Memo  Bike Crash Initial Study
Draft Charter Our City newsletter April 2009 
Bend Bulletin Article April 2009  Our City newsletter June 2009 

Proposed Meeting Dates and Locations

Meetings are normally held the second Thursday of each month in available City of Bend conference rooms. Please contact the BEND MPO if you would like to attend or be updated with periodic emails.

Education Links

All road users have the duty to EXERCISE DUE CARE while sharing the road.

ORS 811.005 Duty to exercise due care. None of the provisions of the vehicle code relieve a pedestrian from the duty to exercise due care or relieve a driver from the duty to exercise due care concerning pedestrians.


 The Law

 Duties of the Pedestrian

Rules of the Road QUIZ

 Oregon Cyclist Manual ODOT

Share the Trail 


Crosswalk Safety Tool 

 Community Approaches to Pedestrian Safety Education

Walkability Checklist 

 Every corner is a crosswalk (animation)


ORS 811.055 Nothing in this subsection relieves the driver of a motor vehicle from the duty to exercise due care.

Traffic Skills 101, Onlline Course  Duties of Drivers to Bicyclists and Pedestrians 
County Bike Guide  Rules of the Road QUIZ 
Oregon Cyclist Manual ODOT  Share the Trail 
Driving & Biking Tips Crosswalk Safety Tool 
Every corner is a crosswalk  (animation) 
Passing a Bicycle, what is a safe distance? 
Winter Driving in Central Oregon 

ORS 814.400 The provisions of the vehicle code relating to the operation of bicycles do not relieve a bicyclist or motorist from the duty to exercise due care.

Traffic Skilss 101, Online Course Duties of Bicyclists 
County Bike Guide  Rules of the Road QUIZ 
Oregon Cyclist Manual ODOT Share the Trail 
Driving & Biking Tips Crosswalk Safety Tool 
Roundabouts  Roundabout Activity Book 
Roundabouts and Bikes Bikeability Checklist 
TSAC  Deschutes County BPAC 
Bend MPO  Bicycle Transportation Alliance 
Commute Options  Bike Belong Coalition 

Community LinksRUSTFcert2009

Task Force Research Links:

Please email any comments or questions to Share the Road.


Everywhere in the community we can find ways to improve and enhance the systems of transportation available. Here are some websites, groups and organizations that enhance transprotation planning.

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