News & Views

New Bend Mobility Lab at OSU Cascades launched in November with support from MOVE BEND.  It's initial project is a micro-transit pilot project Press Release on Bend's West Side. 

“How the Microtransit Movement Is Changing Urban Mobility,” CITYLAB, https://www.citylab.com/transportation/2015/04/how-the-microtransit-movement-is-changing-urban-mobility/391565/

 “Transit in the 2000s: Where does it stand, where is it headed?” Journal of Transportation, download at https://scholarcommons.usf.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1823&context=jpt

Columbus, Ohio launching a “Smart Cities” initiative.  The City stands at the forefront of a groundswell of smart city developments ranging from growing the adoption of electric and autonomous vehicles, revamping mass transit into a more multimodal experience and improving commercial truck traffic through the city.  A model for Bend? http://www.govtech.com/fs/data/Columbus-Issues-Major-Smart-City-RFP.html

Speed Kills, So Why Do We Keep Designing For It? A great argument for programs that slow cars down, like lower speed limits, “traffic calming” measures and more room for bikes and pedestrians. https://www.strongtowns.org/journal/2018/1/25/speed-kills-so-why-do-we-keep-designing-for-it