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Redmond BPAC to Host 2nd Annual Open Streets Event June 22, 2019

Post Date:06/07/2019 10:34 AM
 

 

REDMOND, OR – Grab your bicycle, scooter, skateboard, unicycle or just your feet and join Redmond’s Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Committee (BPAC) for the 2nd Annual Open Streets event coming Saturday, June 22, from Noon to 4:00 p.m. This annual event is hosted on Deschutes Avenue, which will be closed to car traffic between 12th and 6th Streets and open to people powered traffic only.  Attendees are encouraged to bike, walk, or roll back and forth in a safe environment while exploring FREE family friendly activities along the way.    

 

Redmond Open Streets features activities for all abilities, including live music, lawn games, street basketball, walking story books, bicycle games and races.  Test ride a new electric assist bike or see just how fast you can go at the Redmond Police Department’s radar station. 

 

“Events like this allow residents to experience a city street from a new vantage point, showing people that they can get around the city by foot or bike,” states Redmond Senior Planner Scott Woodford. “It also provides an opportunity to showcase current and planned bicycle and pedestrian improvements in the City, such as the newly constructed Homestead Canal Trail, Quiet Street designations, and the purpose for those painted green boxes at 5th and 6th Streets.”

 

The Redmond Open Streets event is sponsored by the Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Committee (BPAC). For more information about the event and BPAC please visit them online at www.bikewalkrollredmond.com or contact Scott Woodford, City of Redmond Senior Planner,  at scott.woodford@ci.redmond.or.us or by calling 541-923-7758. 

 

The Redmond Street Fair on 6th Street will be occurring the same day and time, immediately adjacent to the Open Streets event.  Come on down and visit both events! 

 

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The purpose of the BPAC is to increase pedestrian utility and bicycle ridership in Redmond – to encourage more people to bike and walk around Redmond as a means of exercise, sustainability and community. BPAC represents all bicycle and pedestrian users in Redmond, both current and future by advocating for the development of additional bike and pedestrian facilities that are user friendly, inviting and compelling, reviewing transportation projects from
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