The mission of Deschutes County Bicycle and Pedestrian Committee (BPAC) is to promote and encourage safe bicycling and walking as a significant means of transportation in Deschutes County. Its goals include:

  • The development of a coordinated system of safe and convenient bikeways and walkways
  • The stimulation of public awareness
  • The examination of current and future financing options and budget strategies for bicycle and pedestrian projects

Committee work presently includes the development of bicycle and pedestrian safety programs and reviewing bicycle and pedestrian project prioritization.

The Committee serves to advise Deschutes County, the Cities of Bend, Redmond and Sisters, and ODOT in bicycle and pedestrian transportation, and matters pertaining to existing and proposed road construction and signing. The Committee is a source of current information relating to the use of bicycle and walking as a means of transportation, and strives to support them as a viable means of transportation in Deschutes County.



Members are appointed by the Board of County Commissioners and serve a term of three years.

Members are comprised of individuals whose primary residence is in Deschutes County and who specify an interest in the stated goals of the Committee. Members recommend individuals to the Board of County Commissioners for appointment when vacancies occur.



Meetings are generally held on the 1st Thursday of each month from 12 noon to 1:30 p.m. in the Deschutes Conference Room of the old Region building at the Oregon Department of Transportation, 63055 N. Highway 97 in Bend. Periodically the meeting time and location varies so check the agenda or contact staff to confirm.  The public is invited to attend. Agenda & Minutes are available at the link below.  CLICK HERE to view the calendar of BPAC and subcommittee meetings. 



BPAC has established awards and recognition programs to celebrate individuals and businesses who have had a positive impact on walking and cycling in Deschutes County.  CLICK HERE for more information.  



The Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Committee can be reached at bpac@deschutes.org.