SRTC has been working with the Complete Streets Education Coalition for a couple years now to educate area elected officials and the public on the
complete streets movement.
The work of the coalition is coming to fruition now, with the City of Spokane Plan Commission holding a public hearing on a proposed Complete Streets Ordinance on Dec. 14. And if that goes well, City Council could hold a hearing on Monday December 19th.
Complete streets is about making our city and its businesses and services accessible to all citizens whether they own a car or not. If that appeals to you, Futurewise (a statewide public interest group working to promote healthy communities and cities) has four things you can do to help pass this ordinance.
If it doesn’t appeal to you, Futurewise has some reasons why Spokane needs complete streets; and they address safety, accessibility and economics.
And for those of you that support complete streets and want a shirt or bag that says so, there’s a complete streets t-shirt making party coming up this month so you can make something to wear to the hearing.