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Tuesday, March 26, 2019  Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883
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News >  Transportation

Getting There: Lighting up the dark spots on Spokane’s roadways

Governing magazine this month examined data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, showing that between 2010 and 2017, annual nighttime pedestrian and cyclist deaths climbed 46 percent in the U.S. In 2017 alone, 4,440 pedestrians and 364 cyclists were killed after dark on American streets.

News >  Transportation

Getting There: The curious case of Benjamin Burr

UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 8, 2019, noon

Critics have skewered the unimaginative name of the University District Gateway Bridge. And let’s be honest, “Centennial Trail” does nothing to describe the 61 miles of paved trail that follows the Spokane River’s path from Nine Mile Falls northwest of Spokane to Coeur d’Alene. Then there’s Ben Burr, that mysterious name that’s attached to a trail, a boulevard and a road, not to mention a very quaint park. But who was Ben Burr?