The weather is supposed to get better and better this week, with temps in the 70s and sunny by Wednesday. By then, you’ll be looking for a reason to get outside and get some exercise. So here’s what you’re going to do; come visit SRTC at the Spokane Summer Parkways that night from 6-9 p.m. in the Comstock/Manito neighborhood.
Spokane Summer Parkways is an event where neighborhood streets are closed down to vehicles and opened to people-powered transportation and recreation. A lot of people ride the four mile course on bicycles, but people also walk, skateboard, roller skate and unicycle. The focus is on recreation, fitness, and community so there are also events going on all over the course such as yoga, Zumba, hula hooping, dancing, self defense classes and demonstrations, music, chalk art, bubbles, barbecues, etc.
SRTC will be there talking to people about their transportation thoughts and experiences to get some ideas for Horizon 2040, our Metropolitan Transportation Plan. Horizon 2040 will be a long term plan on how our local transportation system will be developed through the year 2040. To develop this plan though, we need your thoughts on what you would like to see in our future as far as transportation. At the last Summer Parkways event, I talked to people who wanted to see extended public transit service, bicycle education for college students, more visible crosswalks and car share programs. Come tell us what your vision for the future is though.
We’re not sure yet where along the route we’ll be, but here’s a map of the event course and some information on Spokane Summer Parkways: http://summerparkways.com/.