Learn about new Pedestrian Master Plan

City seeks public input on the plan and other transportation elements

Marlene Feist, Utilities Communications Manager, (509) 625-6505

Monday, August 3, 2015 at 3:45 p.m.

The City of Spokane is seeking input from citizens on a new draft Pedestrian Master Plan that’s designed to guide investments to improve access, safety, and connectivity for pedestrians. City staff will be on hand at the Garland Street Fair and Unity in the Community in August to talk about the plan and seek comments.

The Pedestrian Plan has been under development since last fall. It’s part of a major update of the Transportation Chapter of the City’s Comprehensive Plan, the 20-year plan that guides all growth for the City.

A major new component in the Transportation Chapter is the City’s new focus on integrating transportation and utility infrastructure investments. With the adoption of the new street levy last fall, the City has been working to prioritize investments in our street system based on both above and below ground needs. Mobility uses for transit, bikes, pedestrians, vehicles and freight are prioritized along with needs for water distribution, wastewater, and stormwater management, allowing the City to save money and create greater benefits for neighborhoods.

Also under development as part of the Transportation Chapter update is an update to the City’s Bike Master Plan. A draft Bikeway Network Map will be on display at these events, and citizens will be asked to comment on the draft Bike Master Plan later this fall.

Learn more about the Pedestrian Plan and transportation strategies at the following events:

Garland Street Fair

  • Where: Garland Avenue from Monroe Street to Howard Street
  • When: Saturday, Aug. 8
  • Time: 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Unity in the Community

  • Where: Riverfront Park Clock Tower
  • When: Saturday, Aug. 15
  • Time:10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

More information is available on the City’s web site. An online survey related to the pedestrian plan will be added to this page in the next week or so as well.