On Tuesday, February 12, Futurewise is holding a Transportation Advocacy Day here in Spokane. Registration is free, and the only requirement for participation is an interest in how local modes of transportation — which includes pedestrian traffic, bikes, and mass transit — will develop in the coming years.
As part of the activities, Futurewise has arranged virtual meetings with our state legislators. Participants will be informed about current transportation legislation and relevant talking points before the virtual meetings.
Futurewise writes about the event:
The state legislature is considering a new transportation revenue package. We need more voices to help make sure that pedestrians, cyclists, children and transit riders are not left out in the cold.
Too many neighborhoods lack safe streets and sidewalks for us to get around safely. Our legislators will be voting soon on bills designed to give everyone an equal opportunity to get to our destinations safely and affordably.
It’s nearly Valentine’s Day and we will have some fun with that. We will pose for a photo valentine for our decision makers that sends the message, “We ♥ Walk-Bike-Transit.” We will also have coffee and treats.
Let’s make it clear to our legislators: unsafe streets and bus service cuts are unacceptable. We need real solutions to keep Spokane moving forward.
As a resident of Emerson-Garfield, you live in the 3rd Legislative District. This being the hub of the city, our district is set to receive the most attention at these meetings. Participants are asked to arrive at 8:45am and to expect the meetings and information sessions to run to about noon.
The 4th and 6th legislative districts will meet at different times.
Click here to register for Transportation Advocacy Day. Once you’ve registered, you’ll receive all the relevant meeting materials via e-mail on Monday (February 11) morning.