Project would extend trail in Summit area, connect to existing sections of trail
Marlene Feist, Public Works, (509) 625-6505
Friday, May 1, 2020 at 10:14 a.m.
The City of Spokane wants to hear from you! The City has been working on a proposed project to complete a missing section of the Centennial Trail in the West Central neighborhood, and City leaders want to know what you think about the project and how you use the Centennial Trail.
“The Centennial Trail is an amazing asset for our community—supporting recreational opportunities and commuters—and we are excited about possibility of completing a critical trail gap,” says Spokane Public Works Director Scott Simmons. “We’re asking our citizens to take a quick online survey about this important project to give us additional information.”
The survey opens today and will be available until 5 p.m. on Friday, May 15.
The Centennial Trail project in West Central is intended to provide a needed link between already completed sections of the trail, connecting the trail at Boone Avenue and Summit Boulevard to the trail at Pettet Drive and West Point Road. It would replace crumbling sidewalks and curbing in the neighborhood and enhance connectivity for pedestrians and bicyclists to bus stops, parks, schools, and the West Central Community Center.
The project route has been mapped as part of the Centennial Trail for many years. The project has been part of community plans since 2007. It was added to City plans in 2009 when it was added to the Spokane Bicycle Plan.
In addition to seeking public feedback on the project, the project also is being reviewed by the City’s volunteer Design Review Board. The project could move ahead as soon as this year, with construction starting late in the construction season. More information on the project is available on the City’s web site.