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Galveston Corridor Project Planning

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The Bend City Council considered final recommendations at the January 6, 2016 and January 20, 2016 Council meetings. (View Council meeting videos)   The recommendations presented to Council by the Galveston Task Force and City Staff for the Galveston Corridor Improvements are as follows:

Final Galveston Concept Report

Galveston Project Update Memo -- January 4, 2016

For more planning information or questions contact Nick Arnis, at or (541) 388-5542.


Project Purpose

To create a collective effort of business owners, property owners, and neighboring residences to enhance economic vitality, improve pedestrian and bicycle safety and effectively manage storm water along the Galveston corridor.

Project Goal
Develop a comprehensive improvement plan for the Galveston Avenue Corridor that addresses traffic, pedestrians, cyclists, business uses, residential uses, storm water quality and management and landscaping enhancement.

Thank you to those who participated in our recent survey and other community outreach events.  Your input is valued and will be used to determine the initial design concepts:

Galveston Avenue Streetscape Concept Design 10-13-14

Over a period of eight months the City of Bend worked with a community Task Force and Technical Advisory Committee to develop streetscape concept design for Galveston Avenue.

We have developed preliminary concepts with the vision and goals in mind, options to improve the safety and reduce congestion at the intersection of Galveston and Harmon and provide a location for additional on-street parking to alleviate the strain on neighbors.

Included below are references to help respond to the questionnaire include:

  • Galveston Avenue Roadway Cross Section Concepts:
    1. 3 lane section with continuous center turn lane with buffered bike lanes
    2. 3 lane section with continuous median with left turn pockets and buffered bike lanes
    3. 2 lane section with buffered bike lanes

Galveston Avenue Roadway Cross Section Concepts 

  • Intersection improvement at Galveston and Harmon:
    1. Improved sidewalk and pedestrian crossing
    2. Mini-roundabout

Galveston / Harmon Intersection Options 

  • Additional on-street parking on Harmon and Columbia south of Galveston:

Columbia / Harmon on street parking 

Task Force Information

Galveston Task Force

The Galveston Task Force is a grass roots effort by a variety of volunteers, property owners and local stakeholders to improve the Galveston corridor. The group is not sanctioned by the City Council.

Task Force Meetings

     Date           Meeting Materials  
  January 2015    Agenda   
  October 2014    Agenda   
  August 2014    AgendaMeeting Notes   
  June 2014    AgendaMeeting Notes   
  April 2014   AgendaMeeting Notes   
  February 2014    Agenda   
  January 2014     AgendaMeeting Notes   
  December 2014    AgendaMeeting Notes    
  November 2013    AgendaMeeting Notes    

Project Materials


Nick Arnis, Growth Management Director
(541) 317-3000


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