Thursday, December 12, 2013

Bicycle Alliance Asks For City To Address Concerns About Eliminating Bike/Ped Coordinator Position

As part of the 2014 budget, the City of Spokane has eliminated the Bike/Pedestrian Coordinator position. I've been hearing from a lot of people who consider this a step backward in making our community a safe and pleasant one for people to ride in.

The Bicycle Alliance of Washington is calling for more discussion on this topic with a petition they're asking people to sign. The petition says:

"We the undersigned ask for a constructive public discussion about our multimodal future and for a public commitment to specific, measurable goals, progress reports, and process improvements that move us–together–beyond a cars-first approach."

Interested in signing the petition or learning more? Here's the Bicycle Alliance website.

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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.