Bike with Billig, Beggs, & Burke

Council Member Kate Burke, 509.625.6719

Wednesday, September 11, 2019 at 1 p.m.

Washington State Senator Andy Billig and Spokane City Council Members Breean Beggs and Kate Burke are lacing up their shoes for an interactive biking town hall on Saturday, Sept. 14, at 10 a.m. Interested citizens should meet at the north landing of the University District Gateway Bridge ready to ride. The beginner level route through the University District will make stops along the way to discuss bike accessibility in the area. Everyone is welcome to participate and talk about the best ways to make Spokane a bike-friendly city.

“Our City is growing and unless we make alternative transportation a viable option in our community, we will have congestion and traffic that lowers the quality of life in Spokane,” said Council Member Burke.

“Easy to use bicycle infrastructure is one of the markers of a healthy and vibrant community because it reduces vehicle congestion and improves health,” said Council Member Beggs. “The University District Gateway Bridge has already been a great catalyst for increasing bike commuting and awareness in the City, and I’m looking forward to hearing from residents about what would make the transition to alternative commute methods easier, especially as it relates to University District connectivity. I frequently ride my bike to and from downtown and hope that through events like these, we can get more cyclists to join me.”

Lime has donated free rides and helmets for anyone who would like to participate, but doesn’t have the equipment. Helmets are required to participate in this biking town hall.

DATE & TIME: Saturday, Sept. 14, 10 a.m. (departing at 10:15 a.m.)                 

LOCATION: University District Gateway Bridge, north landing