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Do you still use studded tires?
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771 Votes

Do you still use studded tires?

Yes

7

No

8

Yes

7 Comments
Mark Davis
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Mark Davis

I drive to MT-B everyday. I'm using studs for everyone's safety. The law needs to reflect regional conditions.

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Phil Spreier
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Phil Spreier

If you have a two wheel drive in Bend, studded tires are essential. City plowing policies seem to generate more ice than a Zamboni…

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Duane Wyman
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Duane Wyman

Because I live in the Sunriver/LA Pine area; weather can be extreme in the winter. Also many new CO residents are not experienced in winter driving conditions. Safety, safety, safety for all!

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Les Adams
Les Adams

But your comments assume studs give better traction than studless snow tires, which isn't true in most conditions.

M Vigoren
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M Vigoren

This side of the mountain shouldn’t be told by idiots on the other side of the mountain. I use them until the very last day. Driving from LaPine to Bend is scary enough but on icy roads I want to know I have additional traction measures besides cinder rocks.

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Latterdaysaint
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Latterdaysaint

I think they should be banned they are bad for the rd

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M Vigoren
M Vigoren

Sorry idiot drivers are also bad for the roads but we can’t ban them.

No

8 Comments
damon
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damon

winter tire performance has improved greatly on packed snow and mixed road crust. conditions where studs may be more useful (glassy sheets of ice) are rare, and they often underperform in many more common conditions. the noise, wear and tear, annual deadlines and poor performance, that’s a no for me

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Latterdaysaint
Latterdaysaint

Simply put, studded tires can damage roads by causing friction. Subsequently, this creates ruts in the surface of the road, thus increasing the chance of water and ice build-up. Furthermore, studded tires can create a smoother surface, which can lead to slippery conditions when snow or rain begins

Off the path
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Off the path

I use all seasons. I'll probably get studded next year as I'll have a new driver.

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Dieter Heinzer
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Dieter Heinzer

Studless Winter tires are quieter and provide better performance overall; additionally, I can put them on my car earlier and keep them on longer than the DOT deadlines.

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Marcus Ainsworth
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Marcus Ainsworth

why do you use studded tires?

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Rick Allen
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Rick Allen

NO, they should definitely be outlawed. They do millions worth of damage to roads and they area safety hazard. Studs create a perfect storm for ponding, creating hydroplaning due to the depressions in the roadway. They dont work that well, we have snow tires that soften in the cold and work great!

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Les Adams
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Les Adams

Many people still think studs give the best traction but lots of research has shown that studless traction tires are best in most conditions. Studs are only better in hard packed snow and give less traction than studless in many snow conditions.

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Do you think higher  SDC fees will lead to fewer new homes in Bend?
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370 Votes

Do you think higher SDC fees will lead to fewer new homes in Bend?

Yes

2

No

0

Yes

2 Comments
Kimmy Wasatch
1
Kimmy Wasatch

Beginning to look like the city wants to be a mini Portland. Not what Central Oregon is all about.

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Latterdaysaint
0
Latterdaysaint

People are already dealing with bidenomics, vote this woke city council out

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No

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Do you agree with piping of canals in Central Oregon?
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340 Votes

Do you agree with piping of canals in Central Oregon?

Yes

4

No

3

Yes

4 Comments
Michael Thille
1
Michael Thille

Piping the canals to conserve water is the logical next step. Where does Commissioner Adair think the wildlife got a drink before the canals were made over 100 years ago? I will admit reducing Junipers and reinvigorating our wild grasslands makes sense.

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Delaney Gates
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Delaney Gates

The canals were not put in as "water features" for people's backyards. Build your own water feature and pay for the water. This water is meant for agriculture.

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SunnySunshinestein
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SunnySunshinestein

Get it done, it's way past time.

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happy jean
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happy jean

Commission Adair, where do you think wildlife get water when irrigation water is off Oct-March? Please share your plan and funding strategy for removing 5 million juniper trees. What will happen to the wildlife that live in those trees. Your argument is weak.

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No

3 Comments
snowzone
1
snowzone

Why do Bend residence have to accommodate Jefferson county. I'm sure someone up there can figure a way go pump the water they need out of Lake Billy Chinook

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Alma and Bruce Miller
1
Alma and Bruce Miller

I agree with commissioner Patti Adair - there are other alternatives.

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Robert 'Lew' Lewandowski
1
Robert 'Lew' Lewandowski

Wildlife has relied on these open canals for decades. There is no other option for critter water.

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