Bicycle/Pedestrian Plans & Documents

Bicycling and walking are simple and efficient, affordable, low-impact modes of transportation that don’t contribute to air pollution or traffic congestion. Well-designed, strategically-located walking and biking facilities can also increase public transit ridership by providing better access to bus stops and routes. In addition, bicycle and pedestrian facilities can provide for economic development in downtowns, urban centers and other mixed-use areas.

SRTC is committed to providing increased and safer opportunities to bike or walk. Staff works with communities throughout the region to plan and implement effective non-motorized projects and programs.

For information on Washington State bicycle laws, helmet laws, roadways closed to bicycles, bicycling safety tips, and commuting tips and resources, go to the Washington State Department of Transportation’s Bicycle web page.

BICYCLING/WALKING DOCUMENTS
Nonmotorized Transportation Survey 2006
SRTC partnered with NuStats, a survey research and consulting firm, and the University of Minnesota, on a non-motorized transportation study in Spokane County. Residents were surveyed in 2006 to measure changes in levels of non-motorized travel.

Spokane County Commute Trip Reduction Plan
Required by the Commute Trip Reduction (CTR) Efficiency Act, this plan develops and implements plans to reduce single-occupant vehicle trips.

Spokane Regional Pedestrian Plan
Developed in coordination with the Spokane Regional Health District, this plan outlines goals and objectives to guide area jurisdictions in developing walking facilities and systems.

Washington State Bicycle and Pedestrian Documentation Project 2012
A summary of Washington State Department of Transportation efforts, in conjunction with the Cascade Bicycle Club, to track changes in levels of bicycling and walking across the state by collecting bicycle and pedestrian travel data.