Friday, August 1, 2014

Could A Bicycle Transit Center Be What Spokane Needs

I was downtown at Boots Bakery for an event this morning and noticed that the bike rack in front of the building was full before 9 a.m. The one across the street was too. With pretty much every area jurisdiction showing a vested interest in decreasing the number of cars on the road and increasing the number of people using alternative transportation such as bicycling, it's important to provide a safe place for all these bikes that we want to see on our streets to be stored.

Introducing an interesting idea by the Spokane Rising Project- a bicycle transit center- an indoor location to park bikes, take showers, and find other bicycling amenities. More details on this idea here.

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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.