The city of Bend will hold an open house from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Thursday to provide information about the bicycle and pedestrian improvement project planned for construction this summer along Riverside Boulevard and other streets. The open house will be at City Hall, 710 N.W. Wall Street.
Currently, there are no bike lanes on the corridor from Franklin Avenue to Galveston Avenue. As currently designed, the project would eliminate some of the stop signs at the intersection of Riverside Boulevard, Galveston Avenue and Tumalo Avenue. Some residents in the area are concerned about this aspect of the plan.
Heidi Lansdowne, a principal engineer with the city, said the city has not completed the project design and can still tweak parts of it. Lansdowne said the open house is part of an ongoing public process for the project.