North Bank Bikeway Proposal

With ongoing redevelopment of the North Bank near downtown Spokane, bikeways have been identified as an important way to connect residents and visitors with destinations throughout the district. A proposed amendment to the Bicycle Master Plan, currently under consideration, would plan for future bike lanes on Boone Avenue, Atlantic Avenue and Sharp Avenue through the North Bank from Lincoln to Division, as shown below. The City of Spokane would like your feedback on this proposal.

Background

The North Bank is the area north of the Spokane River across from Riverfront Park and Downtown Spokane. The area hosts a wide variety of businesses, restaurants, and venues such as the Spokane Arena and the upcoming Sportsplex, currently under construction. As part of the public planning process for the North Bank Subarea Plan, area residents and businesses have identified bikeways as an important way to accommodate short trips within the area and to nearby neighborhoods.

Proposed Bikeways

This proposed amendment to Spokane's Bicycle Master Plan would propose a new east-west bike lane connection primarily on Boone Ave, complementing existing bike routes already in place through the area.

  • Bike lanes on Boone Avenue would connect east from Lincoln Street to the north side of Gonzaga Campus via a bike lane connection on Atlantic Street and Sharp Avenue.
  • Specific designs and funding options would be identified following adoption into the City’s Comprehensive Plan.
  • Public comment is open from now until August 7.

To Provide Feedback

To comment on this proposed amendment, please send feedback by August 7, 2020 to:

Email: northbankbikeways@spokanecity.org
Phone: 509.625.6804

Related Links

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Contact Information

Colin Quinn-Hurst
Assistant Planner II
509.625.6804
cquinnhurst@spokanecity.org

Virtual Open House

Would you like to learn more about this proposal?
We invite you to attend our virtual open house.
There will be a presentation by City Planners, followed by a question and answer session.
4:30 PM-5:30PM Thursday, July 30, 2020

Webex meeting number: 146 191 0142
Password: SpokaneBikes
or Join by Phone: +1-408-418-9388
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