The City of Spokane is developing a project to rebuild Riverside Avenue in downtown Spokane between Division and Monroe streets. Much of this section of Riverside is included in the route of Spokane Transit Authority's Central City Line (CCL), a planned 6-mile bus rapid transit route.
In 2018, the City sought feedback from citizens on possible features of the project that could enhance the street's appearance and economic vitality. That feedback was centered around how traffic could be configured along Riverside, specifically looking at parking, lane configurations, and CCL stop locations.
Survey data from citizens and property and business owners along Riverside led to the following recommendations for Riverside.
The next step for Riverside includes a few additional important decisions.
Work has been completed to analyze the use of angled parking along the corridor, and how that would coordinate with typical bike lanes or parking-protected bike lanes (cycle tracks).
The results of this analysis were shared in a public meeting February 7, 2019. A presentation used in the meeting can be viewed here. An online survey is linked to the end of the presentation. The survey will be open until February 28th, 2019.
Construction on the Riverside project will be done over three construction phases, the first one beginning as early as 2021.