Monday, May 18, 2009

Car Free Day Webinar

SRTC partners with the Spokane Regional Health District, the Lands Council, the Commute Trip Reduction program, the YMCA and YWCA and several other agencies and individuals for a 'non-motorized' group that meets usually once a week.

Recently, the topic of 'car free days' have come up several times. Car Free Days are aimed at taking a number of cars off the streets of a city or neighborhood for a day, in order to give the people who live and work there a chance to see how it might look and work with fewer cars.

Seattle and Portland have both had car free days, as have countries like Spain, France, and Colombia. To explore if a car free day (or series of them) are feasible in our area, we will host a webinar this Wednesday, May 20 from 12-1 p.m. to see how other communities have gone about organizing them.

If you're interested in attending, please RSVP by clicking here.

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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.