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  1. #1
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    Mar 2006

    Survey Says.......

    Good article yesterday in The Bulletin about a recent Bend Parks and Recreation survey of 412 households in Bend area.

    Despite having more trails than you can shake a stick at, Bend residents want more trails. Soft surface trails were the number one request from residents.

    As a professional trail consultant, I track these types of surveys and the Bend Survey is similar to many other communities and cities in the US. Charlotte/Mecklumberg (NC) Parks and Rec dept survey found the same thing several years ago, and the US Home Builders Assoc. published a study some 5 years ago and found that trails were the number one amenity asked for by new home buyers (trails were asked for five times more than golf course as a close-by amenity).

    The Break down here in Bend:
    1. Soft Surface Trails
    2. Multi Purpose Pools
    3. Recreation/activity pools
    4.Hard Surface- Multi-Use Trails
    5. Off Leash Dog Areas

    Woody Keen-
    Trail Dynamics LLC

  2. #2
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    Apr 2009
    makes me wish I moved there when I had the chance.

    Wish Portland would get on the ball.

  3. #3
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    Jun 2006
    Quote Originally Posted by letsgo View Post
    makes me wish I moved there when I had the chance.

    Wish Portland would get on the ball.
    Me too! Riding from home everyday...that is one thing I would do in Bend.Well,I would purchase a taller gear for the SS as well.Enjoy that high desert.Portland is @*%^#$ when it comes to riding.Commuting and riding have nothing in common.Waldo is just down the road too.Ok, I am done.
    Master of Laundry...Lord of Cleaning!

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