Stories tagged: pedestrians
Mon., May 2, 2011
Getting There: City seeks input on sidewalks
When the Spokane City Council approved a new $20 vehicle license tax in February, members added a provision that sets aside 10 percent of the collections for sidewalk work. City …
Tue., March 22, 2011
Editorial: Safety at crosswalks is worthy of more patrols
As if Gonzaga University students didn’t have enough on their minds with grades, finances and the fortunes of their basketball teams, they can add pedestrian safety to the list of …
Mon., March 21, 2011, 3:35 p.m.
Pedestrian killed at stateline ID’d as CdA woman
A woman who died after being struck by a car on Interstate 90 Saturday has been identified as Dana M. Barton, 37, of Coeur d’Alene.
Sun., March 13, 2011, 11:32 p.m.
Highway crash kills pedestrian near Four Lakes
A 62-year-old Cheney man was hit and killed by a 16-year-old motorist Sunday in the Four Lakes area.
Sat., Feb. 12, 2011
Probe into officer’s killing of pedestrian continues, but vehicular homicide standards high
For a vehicular homicide charge to be filed against a Spokane police officer who hit and killed a pedestrian last month, investigators must show that he was intoxicated, driving recklessly …
Thu., Feb. 10, 2011, 1:19 p.m.
Officer in fatal crash with pedestrian was speeding
A Spokane police officer was speeding when he struck and killed a pedestrian on North Monroe Street at West Montgomery Avenue Jan. 30, investigators said today.
Mon., Feb. 7, 2011, 7:24 p.m.
Driver in crash near GU released from jail
A Spokane woman accused of hitting two pedestrians while driving near Gonzaga University was released from jail Monday.
Mon., Feb. 7, 2011, 1:47 p.m.
Driver arrested after pedestrians struck near Gonzaga
Two pedestrians suffered head injuries Saturday when a car struck them near the Gonzaga University campus.
Thu., Feb. 3, 2011, 1:47 p.m.
Officer in crash likely not using lights, sirens
A Spokane police officer likely did not have his patrol car’s emergency lights and siren activated when he struck and killed a pedestrian Sunday, investigators said today.
Wed., Feb. 2, 2011, 5:16 p.m.
Officer in fatal crash with pedestrian identified
The Spokane police officer involved in fatal collision with a pedestrian Sunday has been identified as Officer Gordon Ennis.
Tue., Feb. 1, 2011, 2:35 p.m.
Officer in fatal crash is 8-year veteran
The Spokane police officer who struck a pedestrian with his patrol car Sunday night gave a voluntary blood sample and is on leave.
Mon., Jan. 31, 2011, 6:51 p.m.
Pedestrian killed in police car crash ID’d
A Spokane man who died after being struck by a police car has been identified as John A. Van Curler.
Mon., Jan. 31, 2011, 7:14 a.m.
Pedestrian dies after being hit by police car
Authorities say a police officer en route to a trouble call struck and fatally injured a pedestrian in Spokane late Sunday night.
Tue., Jan. 11, 2011
Council rejects car tab tax
Spokane’s car owners won’t have to pay an extra city tax to pay for street upgrades. After months of often-contentious debate, a divided Spokane City Council on Monday rejected a …
Thu., Oct. 28, 2010
Division project puts safety, aesthetics at fore
The crush of vehicles moving north on Division and south on Browne streets through downtown Spokane is intimidating enough for any pedestrian trying to cross. Growth of the University District …
Thu., Oct. 7, 2010
Walk to School Day gets students moving
Crossing guards for Spokane’s Moran Prairie Elementary School were overwhelmed Wednesday as children and parents participating in International Walk to School Day stacked up behind them while waiting to cross …
Wed., June 9, 2010
2nd Avenue repaving on track; lines may take time
Second Avenue downtown will be repaved this summer as planned, but the final design may remove one of three vehicle lanes in favor of one for bicycles, city officials say. …
Tue., May 11, 2010
Second Avenue repaving project faces bumpy road
A month after Spokane leaders endorsed goals to make streets more amenable to pedestrians and bicyclists, debate is emerging that could delay one of the city’s largest planned repaving projects …
Mon., April 19, 2010, 3:54 p.m.
Pedestrian killed by car in Desmet, Idaho
An 18-year-old driver struck and killed a 22-year-old pedestrian early today in Desmet, Idaho, and alcohol is believed to be involved, according to the Idaho State Police.
Tue., April 6, 2010
Council votes to look into ‘complete streets’
Bike lanes, improved sidewalks and other transportation amenities will get a renewed focus in the city of Spokane. The Spokane City Council agreed Monday to direct city workers to “identify …
Tue., Feb. 23, 2010, 8:30 a.m.
Pedestrian seriously injured in hit-and-run
A hit-and-run driver seriously injured a Spokane pedestrian Monday on the lower South Hill. Police are looking for information on the incident, which occurred at 12:22 p.m. at South Oak …
Fri., Jan. 15, 2010, 8:26 a.m.
Suspect in WSU hit-and-run found incompetent
Doctors have found an Idaho driver accused of striking two Washington State University students with his car incompetent to stand trial.
Thu., Jan. 7, 2010
Goals include safe access for walkers, bicyclists
It really had nothing to do with the snow. Dave Robertson, 44, of west Spokane, was walking home from his job at Rings and Things downtown at dusk, on one …
Mon., Dec. 7, 2009, 10:45 a.m.
2 pedestrians hit on WSU Pullman campus
One person is in custody after two Washington State University students were struck by a vehicle and hospitalized in separate incidents along Stadium Way on Monday morning.
Fri., Nov. 20, 2009, 11:10 a.m.
Pedestrian killed in downtown Sandpoint
A man died after being hit by a car in downtown Sandpoint Thursday afternoon.
Thu., Sept. 17, 2009, 7:45 a.m.
Spokane’s traffic unit focusing on crosswalks
The Spokane Police Department’s traffic unit will be writing tickets today for crosswalk law violations in the Gonzaga University area after the department received numerous complaints regarding pedestrian safety there.
Wed., Sept. 16, 2009, 8:24 a.m.
Police targeting unsafe drivers this week
Two special emphasis patrols are targeting unsafe drivers this week: One today in North Idaho is focusing on aggressive drivers, and another Thursday near Gonzaga University is involving pedestrian safety.
Fri., July 17, 2009
Parking lot will narrow block of Main Avenue
A lane of travel in a block of a downtown street will be eliminated this summer to make way for a bigger parking lot. The Spokane Public Facilities District next …
Fri., June 26, 2009, 8:27 a.m.
Two pedestrians injured in hit-and-run
Two pedestrians were injured – one seriously – in a hit-and-run incident early today in Spokane Valley in which the vehicle driver later surrendered to officers.
Sat., March 7, 2009
Amid mixed signals, some crosswalk clarity: Try not to hit anyone
Next time the police embark on one of those pedestrian-crosswalk emphasis patrols, I beg them – please show me some mercy. I try to do the right thing, I really …