Last month, with little forewarning, Martin Luther King Jr. Way finally opened for its full stretch, from Division Street to Trent Avenue.
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.
Spokane Valley is about to get another roundabout. This time road construction crews will build the roundabout at the Barker Road and I-90 interchange.
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?
It’s been more than a week since the federal government went dark.
Christmas is upon us, and on this eve of all eves, there is just one question on everyone’s mind: What kind of rig does the man in red drive?
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.
After Spokane Valley successfully secured $19 million for the Barker Road project to construct an overpass separating vehicle and rail traffic, the city is now setting its sights on improving a second rail crossing.
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 before.
Spokane doesn’t have the hardest winters around. But we do have some of the trickiest winter driving.
The federal government awarded Spokane County $14.3 million Thursday for a project to improve Geiger Boulevard in front of the Amazon fulfillment center being built just west of the city.
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 greater hardships and persevered.
Another hysterical Chicken Little has joined the chorus against studded tires: the Washington State Department of Transportation.
Authorities have closed Interstate 90 near Snoqualmie Pass because of vehicles spinouts in snowy conditions.
Not much is known about the first Thanksgiving, despite the myths we’ve built up around the holiday celebrating gratitude, friends, family and fall.
Almost half of more than 1,000 consumers surveyed do not enjoy most of the time they spend driving, said a study by Arity, a Chicago-based transportation technology and data company created two years ago by Allstate Corp. The numbers are starkest for millennials.
Thanksgiving travel is expected to be at record high levels with thousands of people taking to the air or road during the holiday.
The pilot program that filled Spokane with hundreds of Lime scooters and bikes ended Friday. The city and company called the bike-share program a local success and look forward to having the two-wheeled vehicles returned to city streets.
Spokane County has started construction on the Saltese Flats wetland restoration project that will provide educational and recreational opportunities for residents. The restoration project, located west of the Saltese Uplands Conservation Area, will include multiuse trails, a bird habitat, viewing areas and a interpretive center with an auditorium, classrooms and meeting areas.
Thanksgiving break for Washington State University is right around the corner, as is the highly anticipated Apple Cup in Pullman, and troopers will be ramping up their patrols in response as students and fans are hitting the road.
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