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Join Us! at the 2nd Annual Redmond Open Streets Event

Grab your bicycle, scooter, skateboard, unicycle or just your feet and come stroll the Redmond Open Streets event Saturday, June 22 from Noon to 4:00 p.m. The event will be hosted on Deschutes Ave. between 15th St. & 6th St.

Six blocks of Deschutes Avenue downtown will be closed to vehicles during the FREE event and opened to folks to bike, walk or roll back and forth in a safe environment and enjoy family friendly, activities along the way; including musicians, lawn games, street basketball, musicians, walking story books, bicycle games and races, and test your bike speed against the police department’s radar.  Test out an electric assist bicycle!

Click for the Open Streets Event page link

 

How Should Bicyclists and Motorists use the Quiet Street and the Green Bike Boxes and Cross Bikes?

• Bicyclists may ride along the sharrows, if they wish, or they can ride to the right side of the street. Please beware of parked cars and car doors opening. Bicyclist must observe all stop signs.

Bicycle Sharrow Symbol

• Vehicles should observe the posted speed limit, watch out for and share the street with bicyclists, and safely pass them where necessary and where it is safe.

Green Bike Boxes: At the 5th and 6th Street intersections, green “bike boxes” and “cross-bikes” (similar to crosswalks) are painted on the street to allow bicyclists to cross the streets in a safe manner (see exhibit below).

Cyclist waiting in Green Bike Box at Intersection

• Bicyclists should stop their bikes in the green box where they will be visible to passing motorists and wait for the motorists in both lanes to stop for you to cross. The bicyclists can then cross in the cross bike to the other side of the street to continue your trip (see project plans attached). If after you stop in the bike box and there is no traffic and it is safe to cross, you may do so. You do not need to walk your bike.

• Vehicles Should come to a complete stop behind the white stop bar in the street, behind the green bike box. If there is a bicyclist waiting in the green bike box, the vehicle must wait until the bicyclist has proceeded through the intersection prior to making their moving through the intersection. If no bicyclist is waiting in the bike box, the vehicle may proceed through the intersection when it is safe to do so.
 

feedback 

We are calling on the community to share their Bike-Walk-Roll experiences with us. It is our hope that you enjoy using alternative transportation throughout Redmond. However, if there are concerns we would like to identify what we can do to create safer more user friendly routes. YES! Skateboarding, razors, wheelchairs, scooters, rollerblades and anything else that 'rolls' counts.

Safe Routes to School Survey - We are partnering with the local schools to improve conditions to encourage more children to bike, walk or roll (skateboard, scooter, etc.) as only 13% of children aged 5-14 years old walked or biked to school nationwide recently.  Please take a short 3 minute survey to provide your valuable thoughts about this very important subject.

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Interactive Map

You can also show your route on the interactive map linked on left and share your experience with us. What would you like to see improved to be able to walk or bike more often?

OR - Click here for our FEEDBACK FORM

 

 

 

Have Questions? Contact:
Scott Woodford
541-923-7758
email scott.woodford@ci.redmond.or.us

did-ya-know

Did You Know. . .
that students who walk and bike to school pay more attention in school and are typically six months ahead of their peers?

Did You Know. . .
 that Redmond being a relatively flat community only 3 miles in width and five miles in length should be very easy to navigate both walking and biking.  

Did You Know. . .
 that a majority of students in the school walk zone do not walk or bike to school but are dropped off in a car?