One of the University District's major infrastructure projects, the award-winning, bicycle and pedestrian Univesity District Gateway Bridge, completed in December 2018, provides a critical link between the higher education institutions, the Hospital District along Spokane's lower South Hill, the South University District business area, and Downtown. The Bridge connects with other Spokane Regional Transit options (including the popular Centennial Trail) and soon will intersect with the City Line, STA's high-performance transit line.

Additional mobility improvements include the extension of Riverside Avenue (now Martin Luther King Jr. Way) with bike lanes, street trees, wide sidewalks, and an elevated median; as well as the Ben Burr Trail and Trent Bridge renovation project which WSDOT started in 2021.


Illustration courtesy City of Spokane