Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Review Plan For Valley's Appleway Trail

Spokane Valley staff asks you to review the Draft Master Plan for the proposed Appleway Trail at an open house on Wednesday, May 22 from 4-6 p.m. at CenterPlace Regional Event Center (2426 N. Discovery Place).

A meeting seeking public input on the trail was held in March. That input was used to develop the draft plan, which includes ideas that will provide an attractive alternative commuting route and recreational area for community members to meet and enjoy the outdoors.


The proposed trail would run down the old Milwaukee railroad right-of-way, which starts at the east end of Appleway Blvd. at University Rd. and continues east to Evergreen Rd. Features and amenities of the trail include:

• A meandering pathway;
• Casual seating areas;
• Space for potential community gardens;
• Grasses and wildflowers;
• Shade trees;
• Birdhouses, and more.

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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.