Thursday, April 18, 2013

State Senate Passes Neighborhood Safe Streets Bill At Last Minute

The Washington State Senate passed the Neighborhood Safe Streets Bill (HB 1045) 45-2, just in the nick of time last night! Spokane's Sen. Andy Billig (D-3) led the effort for a special order of business to bring the bill to the floor for a vote.

It will save cities and towns money and cut red tape when they choose to set speed limits at 20 miles an hour on residential and business non-arterial streets; an estimated savings of $1,000-$5,000 for each traffic study requirement eliminated.

And it increases government efficiency. Here's how, from the Bicycle Alliance of Washington.

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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.