Thursday, July 17, 2008

University District/Downtown Spokane Transportation Improvement Study

The City of Spokane is seeking public comment on the draft University District/Downtown Spokane Transportation Improvement Study.

You can view the draft here.

The study is designed to determine transportation deficiencies, improve traffic flow and congestion problems, identify and establish safe travel routes for bicyclists and pedestrians, and evaluate future plans.

Significant issues addressed in the study, include:

Mitigating traffic congestion.
Improvements to pedestrian access and safety
Improvements to bicycle access, safety and parking facilities
Transit interactions with all modes of transportation
Understanding possible air quality impacts of future development.
Evaluating circulation concepts and their performance on the transportation system.
Converting parallel parking to angled parking.
Determining efficient traffic signal system operations.

Public comments are due by Aug. 8 and should be emailed to DKSTransportationStudy@spokanecity.org.

2 comments:

Jim Grapes said...

Thanks for creating a blog and posting the study. I would have never found this information otherwise. I will try to introduce this study to my readers and work my way through it.

SRTC Staff said...

Thanks Jim, we'll be doing the same :)

About SRTC

SRTC is the federally designated Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) for Spokane County. Urbanized areas with populations exceeding 50,000 people are required to have an MPO. SRTC was formed to address the county's transportation planning needs. It provides coordination in planning between the public, cities, small towns, the county, the state, transit providers, and tribes.

SRTC offers services including transportation monitoring, transportation modeling, census information analysis, travel demand forecasting, historical traffic count analysis, geographic information systems, and trip generation rates.