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Parking study: Spokane should create “premium” parking zone with meter rates of up to $5 per hour

The Spokane parking study suggestion that may cause the most heartburn among motorists urges the city to increase on-street hourly rates.

Lyft, Uber drivers will have to pay new fees, follow new rules under Spokane City Council proposal

After more than two years of talks, the Spokane City Council seems poised to pass new local regulations on ride-hailing company drivers that will include a new driver’s license fee …

UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 16, 2018, 8:24 p.m.

Town OKs steep fines for parking near ‘The Goonies’ house

The Astoria City Council has taken a step toward cracking down on motorists who illegally park near “The Goonies” house.

UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 6, 2018, noon

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

Spokane parking by the numbers

‘Lego’ cells buried beneath West Central sidewalks as part of stormwater project

So-called “Silva Cells,” chambers of fluffy soil and air used to store stormwater, are being constructed with plastic frames beneath several intersections in the historic West Central neighborhood. They’re part …

UPDATED: Tue., July 10, 2018, 6:35 p.m.

Spokane airport adding 1,300 parking spaces to accommodate growth

Responding to record rapid growth, the Spokane International Airport is expanding its parking by nearly 1,300 spaces.

UPDATED: Mon., June 25, 2018, 9:25 p.m.

Off-street parking lots waived for some apartment projects in Spokane

The Spokane City Council voted unanimously Monday night to offer an exemption from parking space requirements for some apartment complexes within city limits. The plan was pitched as a way …

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.

UPDATED: Tue., May 8, 2018, 7:36 p.m.

Online survey asks downtown Spokane, University District parkers what they want

The results of the survey, which will be available through the end of May, are expected to inform the results of Spokane’s first parking study in more than seven years.

Getting There: City floats plan to phase parking lots out of downtown

12,658: That’s how many parking spaces there are in the city core, about 80 percent of which is off-street parking in privately-owned lots and garages.

UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 23, 2017, 9:11 p.m.

Western edge of downtown Spokane to get longer meter limits

As part of a pilot project that will go into effect within the next week, those parking on Jefferson Street or Second Avenue will be able to park at meters …

UPDATED: Fri., June 30, 2017, 10:09 p.m.

Parking meter enforcement gets tougher in downtown Spokane

Pay attention to where and when you park, because starting Saturday, the city will begin issuing fines for overstaying the maximum amount of time posted on a meter.

Downtown Spokane has long history of experimentation, controversy with parking

The Washington Supreme Court had to decide whether downtown Spokane would install parking meters back in the 1940s. Today, rates are competitive with other similar-size cities, but officials are calling …

UPDATED: Wed., June 14, 2017, 11:01 p.m.

Pay-for-parking system on Peaceful Valley streets gets put on hold

Residents would be asked to buy a $25 pass, good for the entire summer, to park on two blocks in the historic neighborhood popular with rafters, kayakers and tubers. But …

100 years ago in Spokane: Parking downtown switches from angled to parallel parking

Spokane still was struggling with one of the thorniest issues in the new automobile age: How to provide enough parking. Spokane was launching a new system of parallel parking in …

UPDATED: Tue., May 2, 2017, 5:49 p.m.

Spokane to get tougher on downtown parking meter limits starting July 1

Enforcement of existing laws that place limits on how long a particular motorist can stay on a certain city block will start July 1. Until then, violators will receive notices …

UPDATED: Tue., March 28, 2017, 9:44 a.m.

Spokane signs short-term deal for pay-by-phone parking downtown

After a hiatus that began last month, downtown parkers will once again have access to a pay-by-phone service beginning Tuesday, according to a news release.

UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 21, 2017, 4:08 p.m.

Pay-by-phone parking suspended while Spokane negotiates contract with new vendor

After the city did not receive about $80,000 worth of dues from the company providing pay-by-phone parking services, the option was shut off at downtown meters. Officials are working to …

Coeur d’Alene plans downtown garage to ease summer parking shortages

A proposed $5.9 million parking garage would make it easier to find parking in Coeur d’Alene during the summer.

Spokane ponders ending agreement with pay-by-phone parking service over unpaid fees

LocoMobi, operator of the QuickPay meter payment application, owes the city roughly $80,000 in unpaid revenue, city officials said. Ending the agreement could mean an interruption of the service that …

UPDATED: Mon., Jan. 23, 2017, 1:29 p.m.

Know Spokane: Some view paying cheap parking tickets as the cost of doing business

Parking illegally isn’t supposed to pay off. But thanks to Spokane’s relatively low-priced parking tickets, it can be a cheaper option than using a downtown garage. Getting a parking violation …

Caesars to phase out free parking at 8 Las Vegas resorts

Eight of Caesars Entertainment Corp.’s nine Las Vegas hotel-casinos will start phasing out free parking starting next month.

Spokane City Council to consider tougher enforcement of parking meter time limits

A proposal the City Council will consider Monday night will not change any meter parking policies, but it will authorize enforcement officers to use license plate readers to identify parkers …

Park ‘N Jet succumbs to lower parking rates at Spokane International Airport

The Park ‘N Jet airport parking lot on Sunset Highway is closing up shop by the end of the month

Getting There: West Main to get new kind of street parking

West Main Avenue from Bernard to Division streets is going to get a new kind of downtown parking.

South Perry’s success causing parking headaches; pay-to-park lot proposed

The Spokane City Council is considering building a pay-to-park lot in the South Perry District, a proposal that’s drawing mixed feelings from local residents and businesses.

Downtown Spokane’s ‘parklet’ visitors can sit, dine on Main Avenue

A parklet appeared in front of Wollnick’s on Main Avenue in downtown Spokane on Thursday, turning heads and moving passers-by to call it “neat” or “awesome.” But what is it?

Spokane looks to relax parking rules for neighborhood businesses

There’s a house across the street from Wisconsinburger. And kitty-corner to it. And behind it. The restaurant – known for its wide selection of mustards and deep-fried cheese curds – …

Spate of parking tickets has Cassano’s owner upset

At Cassano’s Italian grocery store in northeast Spokane, there’s a chance you can get homemade cannoli, imported soppressata or maybe some fresh ravioli. You might also get a $450 parking …

Valley council discusses range of options for truck parking

About a dozen people showed up Tuesday evening to hear the Spokane Valley City Council debate possible restrictions on parking of semitrucks, tractors and trailers in residential neighborhoods. City attorney …