You may have heard about or seen signs in Spokane about the Spokane Police Department being the 3rd or 5th deadliest police department in the nation. The methodology of how this statement was derived is flawed. It is important that the Spokane community understand that this statement is not correct and why. Chief Meidl breaks down the data in this video: https://vimeo.com/543440128.
The City of Spokane is conducting an online public survey to gather feedback on two proposed alignments to connect the Fish Lake Trail to the Centennial Trail. The survey will be available to the public until Friday, April 30.
The City has been evaluating route options for the trail connection since early 2020. The City held two public meetings on the project and also worked with a consultant to look at the physical terrain, aquatic resources, park features, and more.
The analysis of the route options is now available for review. Two alignments have been identified as the best candidates to move forward for additional public review and comment.
Citizens can learn about the project on the City’s web site. There, citizens will find a project background, alignment maps, the final concept report and the public survey.
Survey results and selection of the final route will be shared with the public. The selected alignment will move directly into the preliminary design phase with additional opportunities for public involvement. The City will seek final design and construction funding through state and federal grant programs.
Check our Minutes and Agendas page for the agenda for our April meeting and minutes from our March meeting. Inga Note, Senior Traffic Planning Engineer for the City of Spokane, will join us to discuss the Ray St. Crossover Alternatives Study. We will also have updates on the Neighborhood Clean-up Program and Mobile Speed Feedback Program.
We’ll see you April 14 at 7pm via Zoom!
Mark the calendar for our May 12 meeting – it will be our first in-person meeting since March 2020.
The City of Spokane will host an online public meeting to discuss options to address transportation needs in the area of 37th Avenue and Ray, 37th Avenue and Freya and around Ferris High School. The project is called the Ray-Freya Alternatives Analysis
The meeting will be held on Wednesday, Feb. 17, at 5:30 p.m. for citizens to learn more. Direction on how to access the meeting will be found on the City’s web site.
The Ray-Freya Alternatives Analysis is looking at options to replace a project concept called the Ray-Freya Crossover that was removed from City street plans in 2017. The Ray-Freya Crossover would have moved traffic from Ray at 37th to Freya, running near Ferris High School, and was designed to ease traffic congestion. City staff is looking at other transportation improvements that could streamline traffic flow in the area.
Citizens also can learn about the project on the City’s web site. There, citizens will find a project background, a link to a project Storymap and public Survey, along with details about the upcoming meeting.