What do you think it should look like?

The City of Spokane wants to know what design citizens prefer for the proposed University District Pedestrian/Bike Bridge. Citizens can view three-dimensional images of the two proposed bridge options on the project blog at udbridgestudy.blogspot.com and then submit comments via the project survey at www.surveymonkey.com. Survey responses are due by May 2.

The key objectives of the proposed bridge are:
• To develop a non-motorized connection from the Sprague area of the University District and medical district south of the rail corridor to the Riverpoint Campus, Gonzaga University, and the north neighborhoods. This will provide a safe, convenient, and enjoyable way for users to connect to other trails and bikeways for recreation and commuting.
• To stimulate economic development in the Sprague area.
• To create a skyline signature icon and sense of place. This is a unique location with a great opportunity to create something special.

The public input will be used to determine the recommended bridge for this location. The need for a pedestrian and bike bridge was identified and confirmed in numerous studies over the years. Based on comments from an earlier study, the project team and advisory committee narrowed the range of options for the bridge to two options with a single set of landings.

The bridge is one of a number of projects planned, under way or being studied in this area. Other work includes the East Sprague Redevelopment Study, the Division Gateway Corridor, the Martin Luther King Jr. Way construction project, and STA-led work on mobility within the central city. This work is part of an overall vision for the area. The City will prioritize identified projects and seek funding to continue to move this area forward