Kathy Roche, BANA board member attended a briefing on the Transportation Bond proposed on the May 19 ballot.
The bond project list contains major themes for improving Bend's transportation system citywide:
East/West connectivity and system-wide capacity (Reed Market, Aune Road Extension, Colorado, midtown bike/ pedestrian improvements)
20 Major Intersection Improvements
12 Citywide Key Routes providing safe bicycle and pedestrian access to schools, parks and jobs
Support for leveraging transit projects
Matching funds for ODOT Interchange Improvement Projects
Citywide Safety Improvements
The bond levy would be spread out over several years and actual construction is expect to be spread over 20 years. The projects are largely remedial fixes for streets in need of repair and congested intersections. They include some type of traffic signal at Empire and the Parkway and several roundabouts.