Stories tagged: Getting There
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.
Mon., April 30, 2018
The future is connected.
Mon., April 23, 2018
The last time the city of Spokane did a parking study might as well have been 1,000 years ago. It was 2010. There was no Kendall Yards. There was no …
Mon., April 16, 2018
How a Spokane-owned, Chevrolet step-side wrecking truck from 1953 marked an era in the business of car wrecking and ended up overseas in Cudworth, England, in the hands of a …
Mon., April 9, 2018
This week, April 9 to 13, is National Work Zone Safety Week. While motorists should always be extra vigilant when people are near traffic lanes, this week is the time …
Mon., March 26, 2018
After 108 years, the historic East Olive Avenue Bridge is a goner.
Mon., March 19, 2018
Pop the bubbly, roll up your pant leg and straddle that saddle, because in 2018 we celebrate.
Mon., March 12, 2018
More than 40 percent of the state’s carbon emissions come from our cars and trucks, thanks to the 60 billion miles we drove in 2016, the most recent data available …
Mon., Feb. 26, 2018
The sleek Central City Line is supposed to signal the future of Spokane transit, but now, three-quarters of the $72 million needed to build the line is under threat by …
Mon., Feb. 19, 2018
If you haven’t heard of the Skyway, now’s the time to listen. Beginning just north of the Spokane River, this elevated southern end of the North Spokane Corridor will fly …
Mon., Feb. 12, 2018
Spokane motorists spent about 15 hours in congestion last year, according to the
Mon., Feb. 5, 2018
Riverside Avenue may soon be a very modern street. As the once-bustling street gets in line for its turn at the roadwork currently reshaping Spokane’s commutes, it will be the …
Mon., Jan. 29, 2018
Spokane’s five key road construction projects this year cover a lot of ground: complete road renovations to new bikeways on an old highway to an interesting pilot project done in …