Do you bicycle, live or work in the West Plains area? Are you scared to ride on US 2? Would you ride to the airport if there was a better way to store your bike while travelling? These are all questions we're looking for answers to with Spokane Regional Transportation Council's West Plains-Spokane International Airport Transportation Study.
Don't get me wrong, this study isn't just about bicycling in the West Plains- it's actually a multi-modal look at all transportation in the study area (shown in the map below)- but bicycling connectivity and safety are areas that we look at in-depth.
SRTC is conducting this study in response to development of the airport business park, land use changes, and the effect those changes will have on the surrounding roadway network. The goal is to create a balanced plan for making connections and transportation improvements and increase mobility and safety for residents, employees, and visitors to the study area.
We are to the point now where we need public input. SRTC is hosting an open house next Tuesday, May 4 from 4-7 p.m. at the Northern Quest Resort and Casino. Here's a flyer for the meeting. Everyone is invited, and what better place to attend a meeting than a casino?
Please come tell us what issues you see regarding transportation in the West Plains area and your proposals to fix them. There will be a survey aimed specifically at gathering feedback on bicycling, walking, and buses in the area.
To see a larger version of the study area map, or for more information on the West Plains- Spokane International Airport Study, click here.
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