I used to bike from my home in Southeast Bend to the Safeway on 3rd Street.  I no longer do so, because it’s just not safe.  We need physical barriers between traffic lanes and bike lanes, which barriers will require a significant investment that this council has not made.

Mass transit is critical for people who cannot afford a car.  But for all the council’s talk, only $8 million of the GoBond was dedicated to mass transit.  The best evidence of whether Bend is really committed to mass transit is the bus stops:  only metal poles, with no shelter from the elements and not even a place to sit down.