Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Second Avenue Project Getting Second Look

The City of Spokane agreed last month to make streets more amenable to pedestrians and bicyclists with a vote to support a look into the complete streets movement.

With movement toward a complete streets policy underway, a big construction project is getting some new attention, and could be delayed as a result.

Here's why at least two Spokane City Coucil members want the Second Avenue project redesigned.

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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.