Monday, April 7, 2014

Bicycle Alliance of Washington Opens Office In Spokane

WashingtonBikes_Horiz_LogoGood news for Spokane! We're getting a Bicycle Alliance of Washington office right here in our city, and a full-time staff person. Until now, the only Alliance office was in Seattle. 

So why should we be excited about this? The new staffer will:
  • Stay on top of the many things going on that affect bicycling on our side of the state.
  • Communicate regularly with decision makers so biking is always on the agenda.
  • Link and leverage the impact of volunteer efforts.
  • Provide direct programs that expand community support for biking and walking.
  • Contribute to Spokane's quality of life and economic growth to benefit everyone, not just those who ride a bicycle.
What this means for you:
  • You’ll know when it’s time to advocate so you can weigh in.
  • You’ll know when it’s time to have fun so you don’t miss out.
  • A stronger eastern Washington base will increase the effectiveness of our legislative advocacy in Olympia, with a positive effect on bicycling everywhere in the state.
  • We'll have more and better bicycling in Spokane County and eastern Washington. 
Now the Alliance is asking for your help though. They would like you to become a member to help support the new Spokane office. Here's a link to more information about the Bicycle Alliance of Washington and information on becoming a member.

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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.