Asked by KTVZ 429 Votes Do you think Bend needs more street lights? 47% Yes, for safety! Yes, for safety! 9 53% No, it's been fine. No, it's been fine. 7 Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on LinkedIn Copy Link 47% Yes, for safety! Add Comment Comment Share with friends It's unsafe to walk home in some neighborhoods in Bend because of how dark it is. It also forces some drivers to use their brights on residential streets! It's unsafe to walk home in some neighborhoods in Bend because of how dark it is. It also forces some drivers to use their brights on residential streets! Show Less 9 Comments 1 poor turtle I'm for this if they are designed to limit their light pollution and just light what they need to. No need for excess Reply Reply 0 k san In some neighborhoods, most definitely! Dark neighborhoods are havens for crime. Light dissuades crime. Reply Reply 0 Bob Yetter I see lots of comments on nextdoor about car prowling, break-ins and vandalism. There are over 200 homes in our development and not one single street light! I keep all my outdoor lights on all night. Reply Reply Kerie Raymond Studies show that increased light does not increase safety. Just wasting energy, disrupting birds, people's ability to sleep, and pollutes the night sky. 0 Raymond Meskill we all like to see. Reply Reply 0 Cathy Green Horinek Especially along 97, where there are curves, and at exits or entrances to the parkway. Reply Reply 0 JohnWayne Kenneth Pool There are definitely streets or stretches of that could be better lit up. I walk frequently and it would make me more comfortable. Reply Reply 0 Vernon Budd These moron's won't read them anyway they don't read the exciting one's Reply Reply Bob A. Bui The “morons” won’t “read” the streetlights? LOL. 53% No, it's been fine. Add Comment Comment Share with friends I don't think any changes need to happen...Bend's a safe place, people get around just fine here. I don't think any changes need to happen...Bend's a safe place, people get around just fine here. Show Less 7 Comments 0 Brad Livsey No lights! More roundy-rounds, they're fun, don't you know! Reply Reply 0 Deb Dyck We don't need more light pollution! Reply Reply 0 Mark Dierbeck Dark skies are important Reply Reply 0 Kerie Raymond I support dark sky compliance. Light pollutes the night sky making it hard for migrating birds, observing the stars, and sleeping! Studies show that light does not increase safety. Reply Reply Kerie Raymond I'm encouraged that the City of Bend is replacing lamps with LED lamps that will use less power, emit less heat, and are dark sky compliant by pointing down, not out or up, preserving the night sky. 0 Ashley Wilson It’s fine the way it is. We are not a huge city. We have made it the past 30 years I have been here. Reply Reply Bob Yetter Yes, but it's grown significantly. I see lots of comments on Nextdoor about car prowling, break-ins and vandalism. More street lights may help minimize this. We do not have a single street light.