Arrow-right Camera

The Spokesman-Review Newspaper The Spokesman-Review

Wednesday, November 13, 2019  Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883
Cloudy 39° Cloudy

Down To Earth transportation archive

WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 24, 2014

WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 17, 2014

WEDNESDAY, AUG. 6, 2014

THURSDAY, JULY 31, 2014

THURSDAY, JULY 24, 2014

SRTC's bike map goes interactive

The Spokane Regional Transportation Council (SRTC) just upped the bike map game for us. Instead of printing hardcopy maps, they created an interactive online map, which can be taken anywhere, as long as you have a mobile device. ​ The 2014 Spokane Regional Bike Map...

Continue reading this post »

WEDNESDAY, JULY 16, 2014

How parking can save cities

Lots and lots of parking lots. That has been a major issue in Spokane as historic buildings have been razed in the past - just look back to the Spokesman's "Then & Now" on the Rookery Block. We know they create economic dead zones but...

Continue reading this post »

THURSDAY, MAY 15, 2014

TUESDAY, APRIL 22, 2014

On Earth Day, focus is on green cities

Happy Earth Day to all! ​Each year, I'm asked why Earth Day matters and I'm truthfully exhausted with that argument. It just matters, okay!? (For a longer piece on that issue, read an old blog post called Why Earth Day Matters.) One of the key...

Continue reading this post »

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 16, 2014

THURSDAY, APRIL 3, 2014

TUESDAY, JAN. 28, 2014

MONDAY, JAN. 13, 2014

Spokane begins "Let's Link"

​What should the future of Spokane’s transportation and utility infrastructure look like? That’s the question the City of Spokane is working to answer this year. They've embarked on what’s called the “Link Spokane” planning process to create a 20-year vision for transportation and utility needs...

Continue reading this post »

FRIDAY, JAN. 3, 2014

THURSDAY, JAN. 2, 2014

Spokane County Regional Trail Plan needs your input

​Here's a good opportunity to speak out on an important regional asset: Spokane County Parks and Recreation, working in collaboration with the Inland Northwest Trails Coalition (INTC), has updated the Spokane County Regional Trail Plan and wants your input on it. The Plan identifies policies...

Continue reading this post »

TUESDAY, NOV. 19, 2013

WEDNESDAY, OCT. 23, 2013

MONDAY, AUG. 5, 2013

Downtown Spokane sidewalks get a makeover

A plan to improve downtown sidewalks has been selected for funding by the Spokane Regional Transportation Council through a grant that targets pedestrian improvements. The Downtown Spokane Core project designs and builds pedestrian repairs and improvements. These are intended to reduce barriers for disabled persons...

Continue reading this post »

TUESDAY, JULY 30, 2013

THURSDAY, JULY 18, 2013

MONDAY, JULY 1, 2013

SRTC looks to improve public outreach

The Spokane Regional Transportation Council wants to hear from you on, well, how to better hear from you. Their Public Involvement Policy (PIP) has recently been updated with additional strategies for outreach to members of the public, particulary for minorities and low income populations. The...

Continue reading this post »

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 26, 2013

THURSDAY, MAY 30, 2013

TUESDAY, MAY 14, 2013

MONDAY, APRIL 8, 2013

Volunteers are needed for SRTC Board

The Spokane Regional Transportation Council (SRTC) is looking for people interested in volunteer positions that give them a voice in developing local policies, working closely with area decision makers and helping to make transportation choices that shape and develop the regional transportation system. SRTC has...

Continue reading this post »

THURSDAY, MARCH 28, 2013

Down To Earth

The DTE blog is committed to reporting and sharing environmental news and sustainability information from across the Inland Northwest.