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Do you think Bend needs more street lights?
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429 Votes

Do you think Bend needs more street lights?

Yes, for safety!

9

No, it's been fine.

7

Yes, for safety!

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poor turtle
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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

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k san
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k san

In some neighborhoods, most definitely! Dark neighborhoods are havens for crime. Light dissuades crime.

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Bob Yetter
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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.

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Kerie Raymond
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.

Cathy Green Horinek
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Cathy Green Horinek

Especially along 97, where there are curves, and at exits or entrances to the parkway.

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JohnWayne Kenneth Pool
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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.

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Vernon Budd
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Vernon Budd

These moron's won't read them anyway they don't read the exciting one's

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Bob A. Bui
Bob A. Bui

The “morons” won’t “read” the streetlights? LOL.

No, it's been fine.

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Brad Livsey
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Brad Livsey

No lights! More roundy-rounds, they're fun, don't you know!

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Deb Dyck
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Deb Dyck

We don't need more light pollution!

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Mark Dierbeck
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Mark Dierbeck

Dark skies are important

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Kerie Raymond
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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.

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Kerie Raymond
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.

Ashley Wilson
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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.

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Bob Yetter
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.

Do you think the pilot project will make Greenwood safer for everyone?

Do you think the pilot project will make Greenwood safer for everyone?

YES

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NO

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YES

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NO

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Do you think the changes to the Fairwell Festival will help traffic this year?

Do you think the changes to the Fairwell Festival will help traffic this year?

YES

0

NO

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YES

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No one has commented yet

NO

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Melissa Howiler
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Melissa Howiler

Traffic is traffic so there's not much any of us can do anything about it

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steven
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steven

Of course not. If it did, how would Mayor McCheese justify the millions he wants to spend on building a road to benefit his developer patrons.

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Randy Curths
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Randy Curths

The infrastructure and the systems for Pretty much anything are so backward in Central Oregon That I don't have a lot of optimism even something as simple as traffic in and out of an event

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Randy Curths
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Randy Curths

I hate to say it, But like thousands of people in Central Oregon I moved here to 10 years ago, In Central Oregon is "behind the times" About 20 years, I don't mean to sound mean because the people are typically wonderful But they're just stupid

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Latterdaysaint
Latterdaysaint

So what do they need to do?

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