Monday, October 25, 2010

Step Up Spokane! Launch Location Moved

An update on the launch of a new program to get Spokane moving; Step Up Spokane! Tomorrow's launch of the program has been moved at 11:30 a.m. in the Chase Gallery in the lower level of City Hall, at 808 W. Spokane Falls Blvd. The change of location was due to the forecasted rain.

So what is Step Up Spokane? A campaign to promote healthier lifestyles by encouraging people in Spokane to engage in daily physical activity and healthier eating.

Spokane—like most places in our nation—is suffering from an epidemic of obesity and being overweight. This epidemic impacts everything from personal health to workplace productivity.

Mayor Verner is joined in encouraging our citizens to move more by Spokane Shock head coach Rob Keefe, Bloomsday founder and director Don Kardong, Hoopfest co-founder Rick Steltenpohl, Gonzaga University women’s basketball player Courtney Vandersloot, Spokane Chiefs and Spokane Indians managing partner Bobby Brett, and longtime television anchor and health reporter Julie Humphreys.

Everyone is encouraged to attend tomorrow so consider this your official invitation.

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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.