A group of several area agencies and individuals has formed to push for the creation of ‘Complete Streets’ policies in Spokane. If you’re not familiar with complete streets, they are roadways designed and operated to enable safe, attractive, and comfortable access and travel for all users. Pedestrians, bicyclists, motorists and public transportation users of all ages and abilities are able to safely and comfortably use a complete street. Amenities that may make up a complete street include sidewalks, bike lanes, bus lanes, accessible transit stops, frequent crossing opportunities, median islands, pedestrian signals, curb extensions, and more.
The group behind this movement is working with local politicians and policy makers to reach their goal, but also need the support of the public behind them as well. In an effort to gather that support, Kitty Klitzke of Future is hosting a Complete Streets Spokane organizing meeting this month.
It will be held at 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, January 13 at the Central YMCA, located at 930 N. Monroe. Everyone is welcome to attend. And by the way, Kitty has started up a Complete Streets Spokane Facebook page. Check it out here.