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FRIDAY, APRIL 11, 2014, 6:01 A.M.

Cyclists can help Spokane plan transportation routes

Bozeman, Mont., recently joined Spokane on a list of Bicycle-Friendly communities nationwide. Even though the state sees a lot of snow and ranks low overall in cycling resources, a high number of Bozeman residents commute by bike year-round.  (Jean Arthur / Down to EarthNW Correspondent)
Bozeman, Mont., recently joined Spokane on a list of Bicycle-Friendly communities nationwide. Even though the state sees a lot of snow and ranks low overall in cycling resources, a high number of Bozeman residents commute by bike year-round. (Jean Arthur / Down to EarthNW Correspondent)

CYCLING -- The City of Spokane is asking citizens, including cyclists, to share what they know about getting around town in a way that may be used for improving the area's transportation.

A new online mapping tool will help with data for an update to the transportation and utility chapter of the City’s Comprehensive Plan.

Using the mapping tool, the you can note locations, intersections, and stretches of street that are problematic and those that are working well. Directions on how to use the mapping tool are provided on the site, but essentially you navigate to a single point or draw a route and then provide comments about what’s working and what’s not.

Two versions of the mapping tool are available, one for gathering information about all modes of transportation and another with a bike and pedestrian focus

The maps work best in the Google Chrome browser since the application is based in Google Maps.




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