University District Bike/Ped article in the Spokesman
Today, Shawn Vestal with the Spokesman published a great article about the University District Bike/Ped Bridge which you can read here.
This project has been in the works for over ten years, when a study concluded that there was a need for a connecting bridge from the South U-District to East Sprague in 2004. The need comes from the fact that the East Sprague area and East Central neighborhood have been cut off from the University District for decades now. A pedestrian connection of this sort would help stimulate growth in all of those areas. A type, size and location study for the bridge was done in 2010-2011 with extensive public input. Recently, the Council voted to amend a resolution to allocate $3.1 million of a previous bond (totaling $3.97 million) that was issued to the Bike/Ped Bridge. This was done because the University District Public Development Authority Approved a motion asking Council for this.
If you would like to keep up to date on the project, you can see the latest developments here.
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