Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Summer Parkways & SRTC's Upcoming Community Workshop

I know I'm three days late and at least a couple dollars short, but I just realized I never posted anything about last Sunday's Summer Parkway event. Due to prior commitments, I couldn't attend the entire event, but I was there toward the end, and even right at 1:00, when the event was over for the day, there were still a lot of people walking, bicycling, and skateboarding on the course.

SRTC was there to tell people about our Transportation Vision Project, and our consultant team member Laurie was kind enough to staff our table in my absence. She said the road was pretty packed in the late morning and there were lots of bicycles decorated with some pretty cool themes. So congratulations to the organizers, great job this year!

We've got an event of our own coming up. SRTC is hosting a community workshop on Tuesday, Sept. 14 from 6-9 p.m. at the Moran Prairie Library at 6004 S. Regal St. on the south hill.

This workshop will include a game that lets participants try their hand at being a transportation planner for the day. The game asks players to determine their transportation project priorities, then try to arrange funding for their projects while taking into consideration outside elements such as the impact to the economy, environment and quality of life. While fun, this game will also help us to determine your priorities when it comes to developing a transportation system for our community that works for everyone.

Here's a flyer for the workshop. Please pass it along to anyone you think may be interested. And mark you calendar for the 14th.

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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.