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Should Bend restaurants continue to occupy parking spaces?
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653 Votes

Should Bend restaurants continue to occupy parking spaces?

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1

No

16

Yes

1 Comment
Mary Gemba
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Mary Gemba

It's more welcoming to the businesses as well as the businesses surrounding the restaurant/bar/eaterie. I don't understand why a neighboring store would not approve. It just brings more eyes on the surrounding businesses rather than detract from them.

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No

16 Comments
Matthew Hiatt
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Matthew Hiatt

There is already a shortage of parking in the downtown area. Bend needs more parking, not less. Especially in the face of a major population explosion in our city

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Yellow Poppy
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Yellow Poppy

The City proposed & promised this was temporary, during covid. These spaces sit idle/empty for 8 months/year. Do the math: 1 spot, 2 hr limit, 9 hours/day. Invaluable! People come downtown to spend $. The City is making $ while taking away from the majority of our downtown business. Gross!

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Terree Putman
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Terree Putman

We need the parking spaces available-- It was nice during the pandemic but let's move on to back to before!!

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P Robbins
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P Robbins

We need parking. Restaurants seem able to accomodate diners with indoor spaces.

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daniel tovar
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daniel tovar

I believe that there was a time for this, yet now with the talk of different parking features being implemented for downtown we the people need the spaces. There was a report that spaces in Portland have gone up in rent, has this happened in Bend? Quit giving away our streets to chase money.

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Ron Maurer
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Ron Maurer

There is not enough parking downtown as it is, then the city sells off more parking spaces. What are you thinking!

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Gary Dehm
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Gary Dehm

If a restaurant wants outside seating then they should look for a new location. Outdoor seating should have been temporary for the COVID 19 period only. We have unresolved parking issues downtown. Restaurants should want to be good neighbors to other businesses and open those spaces back up.

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Kimmy Wasatch
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Kimmy Wasatch

Bend traffic and parking are very difficult, especially when there are people sitting in the streets.

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Tracy Evans
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Tracy Evans

I haven't been down town Bend in over 3 years now! They don't like trucks and there is never any parking! I'm a Bend Native and I feel like my money doesn't spend as good as the tourists around here.

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Tracy Evans
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Tracy Evans

I haven't been down town Bend in over 3 years now. They don't like trucks and I can never find parking! I was born and raised here, I feel like I'm the minority.

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Sheri Bellefeuille
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Sheri Bellefeuille

Parking was already difficult, pretty pandemic. It also makes downtown look crowded and messy. We should go back to pre pandemic

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Kevin Nik Myles Hayward
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Kevin Nik Myles Hayward

It's time to free up Parking spaces in Downtown Bend. The Pandemic is over.

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Nicole Jackson
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Nicole Jackson

There are very limited, close to store parking spaces, & I intentionally avoid being a customer of restaurants in the spaces that choose to continue to take parking from the people.

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Joshua McVey
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Joshua McVey

The only one who benefits from this is the restaurants, because they can increase capacity. Meanwhile, other businesses lose our because the limited parking they have are taken up by people willing to dine downtown, but are too cheap to pay to use the nearby parking garage.

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Rod Fredrickson
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Rod Fredrickson

Parking is bad enough without having spaces for bars, etc.

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Latterdaysaint
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Latterdaysaint

No, there limited parking already downtown why make it worse

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Do you think these new rules will help reduce e-bike accidents?
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344 Votes

Do you think these new rules will help reduce e-bike accidents?

Yes

1

No

2

Yes

1 Comment
k san
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k san

Obviously, if kids who shouldn't be riding these bikes cannot ride them to school, that represents hours of the day that they won't be on them, being reckless, violating basic rules of the road, and putting lives, including theirs, in danger.

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No

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Kevin cavedude
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Kevin cavedude

it illegal to drink and smoke pot at that age, how's that going.

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Carl Kellogg
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Carl Kellogg

no one enforces it...kids are still being stupid on these things. so what was the point?

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Have you noticed delays with recycling pickups?
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430 Votes

Have you noticed delays with recycling pickups?

Yes

6

No

3

Yes

6 Comments
Melissa Howiler
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Melissa Howiler

Cause THEY ARE ALWAYS LATEšŸ¤¬

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Loy Helmly
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Loy Helmly

Missed glad recycling pickup twice.

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Rick Allen
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Rick Allen

We do not even have any recycling in my area, no cardboard, no glass, no nothing!!!

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Jacob Wilton
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Jacob Wilton

I have a business literally across the street from their office/dump location and still get consistently missed on recycling. I have been missed regularly on garbage as well. The city has the ability to pull their contract if this continues.

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Kathi McDonald
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Kathi McDonald

I live in Crook County. We went a whole month without recycle pick up. The service is always on FB because of inconsistent service. We went two weeks with no garbage pickup. It's like this all over the city as well as out of city limits! VERY FRUSTRATING when you're paying for a service!

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Jerry Boysen
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Jerry Boysen

Republic is not good!

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No

3 Comments
Terry Whitted
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Terry Whitted

LOL. In Crooked River Ranch - we don't know what 'recycling' is. The garbage company totally did away with it. So - I feel no sympathy for some of you who have 'delays'.

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Mark Mueller
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Mark Mueller

Unfortunately we don't have curbsid pickup in rural Deschutes Co. Garbage PU has been good since its been Republic.

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Dave Leverick
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Dave Leverick

I have never had a problem with cascade disposal If there is a problem they notify by email and phone

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