Transportation Needs and Solutions
Transportation is the top priority in the community of Bend, according to the results of a phone survey conducted in December, 2018. The City is currently engaging the community in a transportation planning process to help resolve transportation issues facing Bend.
1/16/2019 3:53:11 PM
Speed Limit Changes in the City of Bend
Following community input and engineering analysis, speed limits will be lowered this month on a small number of road sections described in this news release.
1/14/2019 10:38:31 AM
City hosting public workshops for Bend’s Transportation Plan
1/9/2019 10:40:14 AM
City Council Meeting
01/16/2019 3:00 PM
SE Area Plan Advisory Committee Meeting #2
01/17/2019 5:15 PM - 7:45 PM
Citywide Transportation Advisory Committee Brown Bag Meeting
01/18/2019 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Bend is nearly the geographic center of the state, and with a population of over 82,000 is the most populated city in Central Oregon.
Bend, the county seat of Deschutes County, covers 32 square miles. To the east is high desert vegetation and to the west, Bend is surrounded by U.S. Forest Service land. The city is noted for its scenic setting, mild climate, year-round recreation opportunities and growing economy. At an elevation of 3,625 feet, Bend enjoys the predominately dry climate of the Great Basin. Sunny days, cool nights and low humidity characterize the weather.
Farewell Bend, as it was once known, has come a long way since settlers named the picturesque city in Central Oregon. The name was later changed simply to "Bend" by the U.S. Postmaster who felt the name was too long. Bend has grown from a simple lumber settlement, to the thriving and vibrant urban center it is today with a rich cultural life.
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