Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Spokane Valley To Seek WSDOT Funds For Bike/Pedestrian Projects

The Spokane Valley City Council will vote tonight on bicycle and pedestrian projects to submit for potential "Safe Routes to School" (SRTS) funding from the Washington State Department of Transportation. The WSDOT has allocated $8 million statewide for SRTS projects and its Pedestrian and Bicycle Grant programs.

Some of the area projects being considered include a proposed sidewalk and bike lane to Evergreen Road
Evergreen Road between Trent and Wellesley Avenue, sidewalk improvements to Progress Road and Valleyway Avenue, on Bowdish Road near Opportunity Elementary School, and along Park Road south of Mission to Broadway for Seth Woodard Elementary, to name a few.

The City even came up with a strategy they think may make their projects look better than those from other communities.The Spokane Valley News Herald has the story.

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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.