Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Mapping App Shows Where Bicycle/Pedestrian Infrastructure is Missing In Spokane Area

Ever wonder where people run and bicycle in the Spokane area? Area runners and riders have been using a GPS tracking system to track their routes and the "Spokane Rising" blog is taking a look at the most popular routes to see what areas are flush in non-motorized users and which are deficient, which indicates a lack of bicycling and walking/running infrastructure.

Some popular areas include the High Drive Bluff and downtown. The areas that have virtually no activity? Check out this post on Spokane Rising for the answer.

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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.