Hawthorne Bridge


Urban Planning


AIA Bend




Does the addition of a footbridge at Hawthorne Ave. improve the connections between Bend’s Downtown and Central districts?


Analyze distance between every parcel in the BCD with every parcel downtown of both existing and proposed scenarios. Both “shortest path” and “as the crow flies” methods were used for simulation.

Highway 97 acts as a pedestrian barrier between the Bend Central District and Downtown Bend
Bend Central District (Blue) + Downtown Bend (Pink)
Existing pedestrian crossings
"As the crow flies" methodology
Current connections between every parcel in Downtown and BCD
Proposed pedestrian bridge location
Proposed connections between every parcel in downtown to BCD
# of improved connections per parcel (blue) + Average improvement distance per parcel (pink)

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