Spokane Valley is eligible for $823,000 in Federal Recovery Act grant funds to spend on energy conservation planning or projects that result in energy savings and long-term sustainability.

One of the projects they are interested in developing with that money for is a Bike Master Plan (BMP). A goal of the Comprehensive Plan is the adoption of a BMP that will enable the City to leverage funds for the construction of alternative transportation facilities.

The City is conducting a public meeting on May 7th from 5-7:00 P.M. in the City Hall Council Chambers to gather public input on that project idea and others.

The goal of the grant is to create energy savings, new jobs, and long-term environmental benefits for cities. Other ideas being considered are:

– Exchanging traditional traffic lights with LED lights
– Conducting energy audits on City-owned facilities
– Preparing a long-term energy plan for the City
– Sprague Avenue traffic signal coordination system from University to Sullivan

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