Bring the whole family downtown on Sunday May 13 (Mother’s Day) for Open Streets and free fun.
In each hub there will be a multitude of family friendly games and events hosted by local shops and people. The scheduled events so far include: Urban Arrow family bike demos, free e-bike rides, a cycle pub, swag, raffles, photo lounge, Humm Kombucha (while it lasts) and more may be announced.
In this demonstration area (marked with yellow triangle on first map), a "parklet," small impromptu park, will be created to show the 75 by 100-foot area of unused of asphalt.
Robin Lewis, Bend Metropolitan Planning project coordinator, said, "this area of asphalt is so confusing, we want to give people a visual idea of what this space could look like as a usable area for walkers and bikers."
(If you have ever been to the 5 legged intersection between Harriman, Hunter and Georgia, you know what Lewis is getting at.)
Lewis is excited to share her upcoming community projects at Open Streets this year. "It is so much easier to show people on the street, this is what we are thinking," Lewis said.
"We have a project coming up next year, that is a neighborhood greenway within Old Town district of Bend.”
Bend Open Streets is also a sister event to the May Bike More challenge. The challenge is simple: ride your bike more, log your minutes and win prizes, anyone can get involved throughout May.