Our Mission

The MOVE BEND Coalition members have adopted a set of beliefs that unite them in their effort to educate and engage people in Bend, Oregon about transportation issues and opportunities.  Members believe:

  • Bend’s transportation system must be improved to provide better connectivity and accessibility for residents, visitors and commerce
  • Creating more efficient road, transit, biking, and walking options, as well as innovative transportation strategies, are key components to managing Bend’s growth
  • Funding for long-term growth and maintenance of the transportation system must be identified and secured

Coalition Members

MOVE BEND coalition members come from sectors across the city. Neighborhood associations. Transportation agencies. Large employers. Civic groups. Diverse populations. And mom-and-pop shops. They all share a hope for a vibrant, thriving Bend. 


Awbrey Butte Neighborhood Association

Bend 2030    

Bend Bikes  

Bend Chamber of Commerce 

Bend Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO)         

Bend Park and Recreation District 

Better Together

Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Central Oregon 

Boyd Acres Neighborhood Association

Cascades East Transit        

Central Oregon Coalition for Access       

Central Oregon Association of REALTORS   

Central Oregon Builders Association

Centrail Oregon Disability Support Network 

Central Oregon Intergovernmental Council (COIC)                 

Central Oregon Community College (COCC)

Central Oregon Veterans’ Outreach City of Bend            

City of Bend

Commute Options

Council on Aging of Central Oregon

Deschutes Brewery            

Deschutes County              

Doubletree By Hilton Bend

Downtown Bend Business Association

The Environmental Center

Five Talent   

Hayden Homes

Homeless Leadership Coalition

Human Dignity Center        

Hyperdrive Bend

Latino Community Association

Let It Ride Electric Bike Tours

Mountain View Neighborhood Association

Mt. Bachelor 

NAI Cascade

Old Bend Neighborhood Association

Old Farm District Neighborhood Association

Old Mill District

Oregon Community Foundation

Oregon Department of Transportation 

Orchard District Neighborhood Association


Pahlisch Homes

Paynewest Insurance   

Smolich Motors

Southeast Bend Neighborhood Association

Southern Crossing Neigborhood Associaltion 

St. Charles Health System            

Visit Bend

Visit Central Oregon

Why Now?

Right now, every transportation agency in Bend is updating a major plan. The City of Bend. Cascades East Transit. The Oregon Department of Transportation. The Bend Metropolitan Planning Organization. Even the Bend Park and Recreation District is making new plans for expanding our urban trail system.

Put simply: Hundreds of millions of dollars for new roads, highway projects, bike lanes, sidewalks, pedestrian crossings, urban trails and transit services are on the table. How will the money be spent?

MOVE BEND is engaging businesses and residents of all backgrounds and viewpoints to help keep what's special about Bend even as we change.

Why It Matters:

  • Why Now 1

    50,000 more people by 2028

  • Why Now 2

    OSU Cascades

  • Why Now 3

    Infill and Expansion Housing Needs

  • Why Now 4

    Congestion and Livability

  • Why Now 5

    Health and Wellness

  • Why Now 6

    Complete Neighborhoods

  • Why Now 7

    Incorporating New Technology

  • Why Now 8

    Crumbling Infastructure

  • Why Now 9

    Environmental Responsibility