Stories tagged: Getting There
Mon., Dec. 17, 2018
Now that Lime and its electric scooters have come and gone, Spokane is back to being overrun with boring, old vehicles. You know the type: Sedans. Trucks. BMX bikes.
UPDATED: Mon., Dec. 10, 2018, 7:08 a.m.
Getting There: Near completion but yet unfinished, two major street projects go to rest for the winter
Next year, motorists and cyclists alike will have two new routes leading to Spokane’s core – one a revamped piece of history, the other a new road where none existed …
Mon., Dec. 3, 2018
Residents of Peaceful Valley whose commutes have been disrupted by roadwork these past several months may take solace in the earlier chapters of their neighborhood’s history, when residents faced far …
Mon., Nov. 26, 2018
Another hysterical Chicken Little has joined the chorus against studded tires: the Washington State Department of Transportation.
UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 23, 2018, 12:59 p.m.
Getting There: The winter gear you need as you climb Sherman Pass on your way to Thanksgiving dinner
Not much is known about the first Thanksgiving, despite the myths we’ve built up around the holiday celebrating gratitude, friends, family and fall.
UPDATED: Mon., Nov. 12, 2018, 7:45 a.m.
Getting There: Yielding and merging onto freeway aren’t the same. (You should know with changes coming to I-90.)
Little known fact: Those yield signs that motorists face when joining highway traffic? They mean yield.
UPDATED: Mon., Nov. 5, 2018, 12:23 p.m.
Seers don’t generally gaze into the pavement to tell the future. Such visions are better found in a crystal ball, the bottom of a tea cup or in the palm …
Mon., Oct. 29, 2018
Say hello to the Bigelow Gulch Urban Connector. Or at least, the beginning of the connector.
Mon., Oct. 15, 2018
From forested parkway to South Hill “highway,” High Drive has been it all.
Mon., Oct. 8, 2018
When Jim Frank describes why he’s giving free bus passes to everyone who lives or works in his fast-growing, 78-acre downtown development, Kendall Yards, it’s hard not to be jealous …
Mon., Oct. 1, 2018
Spokane will never be a bicycling city. It’s a refrain trotted out regularly by people decrying a new bike lane, or by those criticizing the sudden appearance of Lime bikeshare …
UPDATED: Sun., Sept. 23, 2018, 10:52 p.m.
Every year, Washington’s vehicles get hit with $656 in needless damage due to poor road conditions. Since we’re not ponying up enough to pay for our roads, we instead are …
Mon., Sept. 17, 2018
One of the most fascinating stories in Spokane is about a wall. Specifically, the retaining wall on North Monroe, which begins just south of Glass Avenue on the west side …
Mon., Sept. 10, 2018
There are some bugs to work out in Spokane’s first bikeshare program
Mon., Sept. 3, 2018
A new study shows that the simple act of lowering posted speed limits is effective at reducing how fast motorists go.
Mon., Aug. 27, 2018
Today, it’s no longer U.S. Highway 395. From now on, we’ll call it the Foley Highway.
Mon., Aug. 20, 2018
While our vehicles collectively remain the largest source of air pollution and greenhouse gases in Washington state, 25 years ago the problem wasn’t the tinder in our forests or the …
UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 14, 2018, 9:32 a.m.
Driverless technology is already here. The first sector to really use it is the shipping industry, with its American fleet of two million tractor-trailers.
UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 6, 2018, noon
Spokane parking by the numbers
Mon., July 23, 2018
Brent Toderian, a former city planner in Vancouver, B.C., and Calgary, as well as a prominent urban thinker and consultant, shared his perspective on Spokane’s infrastructure last week.
Mon., July 16, 2018
After mulling over a handful of options, the city has settled on a plan for how the intersection of Lincoln Street and Main Avenue will look once work on the …
Mon., July 9, 2018
If you’re one of the 5,200 people who rely on the Hamilton Street bridge’s westbound on-ramp to I-90 on a daily basis, you’ll need to find a detour for the …
Mon., July 2, 2018
It’s time to expand the idea of common space to something that’s very common in the United States, even in Spokane: The uncontrolled intersection.
Mon., June 25, 2018
The City Council is considering an ordinance that would do away with parking requirements for developers of apartment buildings and condos in certain parts of town.
Mon., June 11, 2018
From the Mission Avenue Subway to the battle to save 100 locust trees – century-old conflicts on Mission and Maxwell avenues still resonate today.
Mon., June 4, 2018, 5 a.m.
In 2007, Washington state Gov. Chris Gregoire signed a law that said cities, counties and other local governments and entities had to switch their vehicle fleets to run solely on …
Mon., May 28, 2018
When it comes to merging, the aggressive motorist usually wins the day, jamming his way into place, cutting ahead of patient and defensive drivers and reinforcing the idea that they …
Mon., May 21, 2018
With yet another delay in the trial between the city and the owner of Brown Building Materials over the city’s push to condemn a piece of Brown’s land and take …
Mon., May 14, 2018
Not to put too fine a point on it, but the bikeways in Spokane need to level up.
Mon., May 7, 2018, 6 a.m.
Getting There: Though long past its heyday, the Felts Field ‘aeroport’ still serves its city’s planes
Just a few years after it was named Felts Field, Spokane’s first municipal airport was bragging about its great and swift business.