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Share your ideas on a new segment of the North Spokane Corridor Children of the Sun Trail

Tuesday, August 7, 2018 - 07:17

Beth Bousley, communications, 509-324-6015
Charlene Kay, planning and strategic partnerships manager, 509-324-6195 

Aug. 13 meeting to receive public feedback for trail refinement

SPOKANE – Expansion of the Children of the Sun Trail from Columbia Avenue to across the Spokane River is the focus of a public meeting Monday, Aug. 13, at the Northeast Community Center. The meeting is an opportunity for the community to provide input on the “preferred” trail route type, size, and location, before the design phase begins. The trail is a companion route to the Washington State Department of Transportation’s North Spokane Corridor and provides options for people who walk, ride bike, skate or use other forms of non-motorized transportation.

Over the past two months, volunteers have spent time, as part of the NSC Collaborative Team, reviewing and refining ideas provided by the community members during the past two years. The outcome of this effort is an emerging “preferred” route for the Children of the Sun Trail. Community feedback was gathered through a series of neighborhood and Children of the Sun trail charrettes. The charrettes were inclusive and collaborative workshops that helped identify “special places” and relevant issues such as access and connectivity, along with potential solutions for preserving, enhancing and creating public spaces in and around the North Spokane Corridor.

Eastern Washington University, the City of Spokane and WSDOT continue to work together to gather citizen ideas about what the community could look like along the new multimodal North Spokane Corridor within the city.

Children of the Sun Trail meeting information
When:
5 – 8 p.m., Monday, Aug. 13
Where: Northeast Community Center, 4001 N. Cook Street, Spokane, WA 99207
Details: The meeting will be held from 5 to 8 p.m., with a formal presentation from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Displays will show details of the preferred route, and staff will be on hand to answer any questions. The meeting is open to anyone interested in the trail. Children are welcome to participate.

Can’t attend the workshop?

Ideas are always welcome at the NSC Placemaking Story Map website as well.

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