KayCee Downey

Community Weighs in on South Logan TOD vision

KayCee Downey, Assistant Planner II, 509.625.6300

Thursday, November 3, 2022 at 11:57 a.m.

Community Weighs in on South Logan TOD vision

We asked and you responded! Thank you to everyone who completed the South Logan Transit-Oriented Development survey and helped us in creating a community vision for walkable and accessible spaces in the Logan Neighborhood. The South Logan Transit-Oriented Development (TOD) Project will use this feedback, and the other great community comments we’ve received so far, to direct the vision for the final subarea plan.

South Logan TOD Word Cloud

This word cloud was generated from the survey, identifying words respondents associated with their ideal future for the area.

The survey was available for the community to complete between July and October. Responses were received by 126 participants who live in, attend school or sporting events, work in, or visit local establishments in the study area. Identified opportunities include increased walkability and accessibility, pedestrian-scaled lighting, and bicycle safety, as well as public art and community spaces. Next steps are to gain a better understanding of how people use the area so the opportunities can be planned and implemented.

Survey results include:

  • 86% of people use a private vehicle in the area at least some of the time
  • 50% walk
  • 38% bike through the area
  • Just under 20% use public transit at least some of the time

While private vehicle usage is still the predominate means of transportation in the area, the results indicate a potential to leverage currently used alternative transportation options by creating those opportunities of an improved pedestrian environment and increased safety.

Of note, for respondents that live in the area, the percentages of alternative transportation use are even higher. Only 75% use private vehicles at least sometimes, while nearly 79% walk and 42% use public transit, indicating that improved walkability, accessibility, and public transit access will specifically benefit the residents in the project area.

For more information about the survey results, you can find a complete summary on the project page.

The South Logan TOD Project will continue working on developing a framework and strategies for the area, using the identified areas of opportunity as a starting point. To provide additional feedback, you can reach staff at 509.625.6500 or southlogantod@spokanecity.org.

In case you missed it, you can now view the South Logan TOD StoryMap online.

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