Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Spokane City Named Bicycle Friendly Community

Congratulations to the City of Spokane! It was just recognized today with a Bronze level Bicycle Friendly Community award by the League of American Bicyclists. 

The award recognizes the City’s commitment to improving conditions for bicycling through investment in bicycling promotion, education programs, infrastructure and pro-bicycling policies. Specifically, Spokane was awarded in part for its public outreach education, bike month and bike to work events, bike plan implementation and bicycle-friendly laws and ordinances.

Spokane joins a group of 326 Bicycle Friendly Communities (BFC) in all 50 states.

Currently, the City is working to expand Spokane’s on and off street bike network, to increase network connectivity, and to complete the trail gaps of the "Centennial Trail.” There are also plans to adopt and implement the bike plan update being prepared and to create a City web page dedicated to bicycle education, city projects, and more.

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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.