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Wednesday, December 19, 2018  Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883
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Stories tagged: Getting There


Getting There: The weird machines of Spokane’s past

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 …


Getting There: The steep climb from Poverty Flats to Peaceful Valley

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 …


Getting There: Lose the studded tires

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.

Getting There: The future of pavement

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 …


Getting There: Big changes coming to Bigelow Gulch Road

Say hello to the Bigelow Gulch Urban Connector. Or at least, the beginning of the connector.


Getting There: High Drive redo echoes vision of its early planners

From forested parkway to South Hill “highway,” High Drive has been it all.


Getting There: Jim Frank buys 1,600 bus passes for Kendall Yards workers, residents

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 …


Getting There: Lessons from Copenhagen

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.

Getting There: How do we fix our crumbling roadways?

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 …


Getting There: A piece of forgotten history runs along North Monroe

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 …


Getting There: Spokane’s new bikeshare still has a way to go

There are some bugs to work out in Spokane’s first bikeshare program


Getting There: Lower posted speed limits and drivers will respond

A new study shows that the simple act of lowering posted speed limits is effective at reducing how fast motorists go.


Getting There: Say Hello to the new Foley Highway

Today, it’s no longer U.S. Highway 395. From now on, we’ll call it the Foley Highway.


Getting There: Smoke plagues our air today. A quarter-century ago, it was dust.

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.

Getting There: Driverless technology is closer than you might think

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

Getting There: There are more places to park than you probably think

Spokane parking by the numbers


Getting There: Prominent urban thinker gives Spokane transportation a mixed grade

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.


Getting There: City settles on revamp plan for Lincoln St./Main Ave. intersection

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 …


Getting There: Hamilton Street on-ramp closure just a blip in bridge’s uneven history

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 …


Getting There: Time to reconsider our approach to uncontrolled intersections

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.


Getting There: City eyes ordinance to strip parking requirements in some parts of town

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.


Getting There: Spokane’s Mission Avenue Subway was blocked in 1936. Should we have built it?

From the Mission Avenue Subway to the battle to save 100 locust trees – century-old conflicts on Mission and Maxwell avenues still resonate today.


Getting There: Other Washington cities show more progress in fleet electrification than Spokane

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 …


Getting There: Polite merging is slowing us all down

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 …


Getting There: Snags emerge in downtown’s east end development

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 …


Getting There: Spokane’s bike scene still has a ways to ride

Not to put too fine a point on it, but the bikeways in Spokane need to level up.


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.