The Spokesman Review had an interesting editorial today (here). They are calling on all agencies with jurisdiction over roads to take increased bicycling into account in their planning efforts. We at SRTC would agree with the SR’s editorial, but it’s worth pointing out that many jurisdictions are, in fact, already doing this.
Recently, many of the large jurisdictions have actively supported the “SmartRoutes” project, and they have also started developing and updating their bicycle master plans. The City of Spokane is also trying to figure out how to incorporate a bicycle coordinator position into its planning and engineering departments.
The STA bicycle rack problem that is mentioned in the editorial is a tough one, but I wonder if the problem could be solved by having the buses pull trailers for the bikes. Just a thought…
Question: How would you purpose to fix the shortage of bike rack space on the STA buses?