Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Council Approves Sidewalk Construction Projects

Spokane's City Council Tuesday confirmed that funds set aside for sidewalk maintenance won't be diverted for street repairs.

There was some question that the new members of the Council might repeal the $20 vehicle tab tax passed last year, or at the very least, redirect the sidewalk money to street projects.

The Council last night set the record straight though, and approved three sidewalk construction projects using that money. Here's which projects were approved.


Charles said...

Good picks, they do need sidewalks near the schools, so maybe they will eventually get them south of Whitman.

SRTC Staff said...

I was just glad to see they were keeping the funding coming for the sidewalks. Baby steps (I know, bad pun) but we have to start somewhere.

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.