SPOKANE VALLEY FAILED TO PAINT NEW BIKE LANES DURING RE-PAVEMENT RANKED IN THE TOP MOST ANTI-BIKE, UNPROGRESSIVE CITIES IN THE NATION
The City of Spokane Valley failed to install new bike lanes during re-paving in the year 2014! No excuses!
This poses a big threat to the community in many major ways:
1) Safety hazard for bicyclists.
2) No bike lanes discourages more environmentally friendly transportation and promotes more vehicle congestion.
3) No bike lanes discourages people from becoming more healthy by riding bikes, putting a larger strain on the healthcare system.
4) No bike lanes means the area doesn't attract more enlightened, healthy people to relocate here.
Please sign the petition, call the city planner, Mike Basinger at (509) 720-5331 and email him requesting they paint bike lanes.
Once the city paints new bike lanes, I will reverse this post by changing the title to "Spokane Valley Paints New Bike Lanes" and will upload photos of the bike lanes.
The city has responded inadequately, but quickly. The problem with the response is a fallacy that in order for bicycle lanes to be valid, there must not be much traffic. (??!??)
Good Morning Eric,
Thank you for your thoughts on ways to improve the safety and efficiency of the Argonne/Mullan corridor for all modes of traffic, including bicycles. We are in the middle of a project that will designate ancillary roadways as bike routes in the area, including Valleyway and Marguerite. These ancillary roadways have far less traffic volume than Argonne or Mullan and have lower traffic speeds, both of which are ideal for bicyclists and both of which provide a safer bicycling route than Argonne/Mullan.
We will continue to look for opportunities to provide bicycle facilities throughout the City to promote multi-modal transportation and to promote a healthy lifestyle in safe conditions. Again, we really appreciate your email and thoughts. If there are any additional questions or concerns, please feel free to contact me.
Senior Traffic Engineer
City of Spokane Valley
See how the above city has grown up? They implemented progressive things called "bike lanes" to attract higher quality people. Below would be even worse without bike lanes.