Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Spokane Summer Parkways Event Coming In July

This event is still a while away, but the City of Spokane sent out a news release about it today, so I thought I might as well get the idea planted in your head.

The City of Spokane, Spokane Parks and Recreation and Spokefest invite you to a brand new event- “Spokane Summer Parkways.”

On July 11 and August 22, bring your family, bikes, boards, and feet down to Howard St. between Riverfront and Corbin parks for “Spokane Summer Parkways.” The street will be closed to all motor vehicles and be open for all human-powered transportation such as bikes, skateboards and pedestrians.

The event will take place on both days between 9 a.m.-1 p.m. with activities for the whole family, including: music, dancing, physical fitness classes and snacks.

The idea for “Spokane Summer Parkways” came from an event in Bogotá, Columbia, called Ciclovia, which means “bike path” in Spanish. The goal is to focus on recreation, fitness and community.

Here is the Spokane Summer Parkways website for more information.

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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.

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