Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Join Spokane Valley for "Unveil the Trail"

The Appleway Trail before
landscaping, benches, etc.
were added this year.
Mark your calendar and grab your bikes, because the City of Spokane Valley invited you to join celebrating the completion of the latest section of the Appleway Trail! The "Unveil the Trail" event is from 10:00 am-12:00 pm on Thursday, July 9 at the Trail's University Plaza entrance, located on the east side of University where it intersects with Appleway.

In addition to a formal ribbon-cutting ceremony, attendees will be able to learn more about the project itself and enjoy a one-mile Fun Walk along the trail with friends and family.

The self-paced Fun Walk will head east from University to Bowdish and return back to the Plaza. Stop along the way and enjoy displays featuring information about local entities such as the Spokane Valley Heritage Museum, Waste Management, Spokane Valley Parks & Recreation, Sunshine Disposal & Recycling, Neighborhood Watch, and the City of Spokane Valley, each with free giveaways for the first 100 Fun Walk participants, including a kids' bike helmet fitting and giveaway from S.C.O.P.E.!

The Appleway Trail includes a paved multi-use pathway that extends from University to Pines and will eventually connect to the existing multi-use pathway along Appleway at the eastern city limits. Construction of the next segment, between Pines and Evergreen, is anticipated for design and construction in 2017 and 2018 and is funded by the Federal Transportation Alternatives Program and the Federal Surface Transportation Program.

Please be sure to park in designated Trail parking areas at the STA Pence-Cole Transit Center at 4th and University or in the Spokane Valley Tech parking lot on University just north of the University Plaza entrance to the trail.

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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.