Spokane Launches Safe Streets Initiative

The , Wash­ing­ton approved a res­o­lu­tion to “ the Pub­lic Works Depart­ment to imple­ment adap­tive design strate­gies for trans­porta­tion with­in the City of Spokane to be through the Traf­fic Calm­ing Mea­sures Fund,” reports Vin­ny Saglim­beni for KREM. 

The res­o­lu­tion focus­es on “ tem­po­rary improve­ments pro­vide quick, low-cost solu­tions for real­lo­cat­ing street space to address an oppor­tu­ni­ty or to mit­i­gate an exist­ing con­cern.”

The res­o­lu­tion new streets infra­struc­ture and traf­fic calm­ing mea­sures. Projects will be fund­ed through a $9.6 mil­lion fed­er­al Safe Streets grant. Accord­ing to the city, “This pro­pos­al would allow traf­fic calm­ing mea­sures to be imple­ment­ed quick­ly across the city, espe­cial­ly in his­tor­i­cal­ly exclud­ed com­mu­ni­ties that lack cur­rent traf­fic safe­ty mea­sures.”

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