Spokane in Motion

Kara Odegard, kodegard@spokanecity.org

Wednesday, September 18, 2019 at 12:28 p.m.

The “Spokane in Motion” project, which was launched this spring to increase awareness around bicycling in Spokane, continues with two upcoming events—a screening of a film about cargo bikes and the installation of a temporary, or “pop-up,” cycle track in the University District.

“Bicycling is a healthy way to get to work and complete other daily tasks,” says Council Member Breean Beggs, who is sponsoring the Spokane in Motion project. “Our outreach and education efforts are designed to educate people about bicycling infrastructure and encourage more people to make this choice.”

Here’s what’s happening:

  • Friday, Oct. 4, 5:30 p.m., Eastern Washington University Spokane Center, 668 N. Riverpoint. Showing of Motherload, a crowd-sourced documentary about how cargo bikes will save the world. Between 4:30 and 5:15 p.m., a cargo bike demo is planned to allow people to take a test ride in a cargo bike. Free tickets to the movie are available online. More information is available on the City Council’s Facebook page.
  • Saturday, Sept. 28, through Saturday, Oct. 5, Spokane Falls Boulevard in the University District. Temporary bicycle infrastructure will be installed, connecting the University District Gateway Bridge to the new Cincinnati Greenway via Spokane Falls Boulevard. With this pop-up event, bicyclists can experience riding in a protected bike lane and a two-way cycle track. More information is available on the City Council’s Facebook page. Citizens can provide feedback on the pop-up cycle track through this online survey.