Monday, October 13, 2014

North Spokane Corridor Also Has Tunnel For Wildlife

You knew that the North Spokane Corridor (NSC) is smooth to drive on and saves time if you're headed north, but did you know it's also saving wildlife from being hit by cars on the freeway?

The NSC has a wildlife tunnel passing beneath it on Peone Creek. A wildlife camera has taken pictures of moose, deer, coyotes and other animals using it.

The new passage is part of growing momentum for large-scale preservation of wildlife habitat and the corridors that connect them. Here's more on this from the Spokesman-Review.

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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.