Stories tagged: parking
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.
Sun., June 25, 2017
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 …
Thu., June 1, 2017
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 …
Fri., Feb. 17, 2017, 6 a.m.
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.
Sat., Feb. 11, 2017, 6:23 a.m.
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 …
Wed., Nov. 30, 2016, 10:52 a.m.
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.
Sun., Oct. 30, 2016
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 …
Mon., Sept. 19, 2016, 4:21 p.m.
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
Mon., Sept. 5, 2016
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.
Sun., June 26, 2016, 4 a.m.
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.
Fri., Sept. 4, 2015
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?
Thu., June 11, 2015
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 – …
Mon., Jan. 12, 2015
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 …
Thu., Oct. 9, 2014
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 …
Sat., Aug. 16, 2014
Millwood to negotiate parking with Union Pacific
The city of Millwood business district may soon have its parking back. In June, Union Pacific Railroad posted no parking signs along its right of way citing safety concerns, effectively …
Thu., July 24, 2014
Doug Clark: Here’s how Spokane can squeeze most pennies from parkers
More parking meters going up? I had no idea we were short on parking meters.
Sun., Dec. 8, 2013
Spokane proposal to end free parking on some holidays draws objections
The co-founders of Spokane’s Martin Luther King Jr. Day celebration say a proposal from city leaders to start enforcing parking meters on the holiday indicates that officials consider the day …
Tue., July 23, 2013, 7:40 a.m.
Boise’s new parking meters stop extra ’free time’
BOISE — The city of Boise is getting about 200 new parking meters designed to prevent people from parking on someone else’s dime.
Thu., June 20, 2013
Council members refer to trial parking meters as ‘Big Brother’
It was raining, but the woman leaving the spot still popped out of her car to tell Sarah Beemer there was time left on the meter. More than enough time …
Fri., June 7, 2013
Spokane parking meters to accept plastic
Paying for parking with plastic is about to become a permanent option in downtown Spokane. After several exploratory studies over the past decade, Spokane plans to roll out parking meters …
Sun., May 5, 2013
State workers to get parking, bus breaks
Gov. Jay Inslee signed a bill into law Saturday that lets state employees pay for their work-related parking and transit costs using pretax earnings. Democratic Rep. Sam Hunt of Olympia …
Fri., Nov. 23, 2012
Parking enforcement gets new name, duties
Introducing a kinder, gentler meter maid. Spokane officials on Wednesday announced a rebranding of its parking enforcement division.
Fri., Jan. 20, 2012
Ignoring plow rules could result in $30 fine
The first declared snow emergency of the winter in Spokane brings with it a new weapon in the city’s ability to enforce its winter storm parking rules: $30 parking tickets. …
Fri., Sept. 23, 2011
High-tech meters get new test
They’re back. High-tech Seattle-style parking meters were installed Wednesday along four blocks of downtown Spokane and in a city-owned parking lot next to City Hall as part of an experiment.