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WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 24, 2014

WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 17, 2014

WEDNESDAY, AUG. 6, 2014

Centennial Trail moves towards completion

Good news from the City: A new section of the Centennial Trail has been completed along Summit Boulevard. I can't think of a better way to celebrate the 25th birthday of this local treasure than closing the gap at Mile 25 which extends from Bridge...

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THURSDAY, JULY 31, 2014

"Bomb Trains: The Crude Gamble of Oil by Rail"

VICE News always has the best online documentaries and their latest on crude oil trains is a must-see feature. Titled Bomb Trains: The Crude Gamble of Oil by Rail, this 23-minute-long documentary investigates the explosive oil trains that regularly run from the Bakken shale to...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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TUESDAY, NOV. 19, 2013

WEDNESDAY, OCT. 23, 2013

Applicants needed for Transportation Benefit District board

​Interested in helping maintain the City’s streets and sidewalks? The City of Spokane’s Transportation Benefit District (TBD) Board is seeking applicants to fill a vacancy on the citizen advisory board that helps determine priorities for TBD funding. The Citizen’s Transportation Advisory Board (CTAB) is seeking...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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THURSDAY, MARCH 28, 2013

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