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Tuesday, September 17, 2019  Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883
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Traffic slows on Inland Empire Way

The Spokane City Council is considering lowering the speed limit on a portion of Inland Empire Way that sees a lot less vehicular use, thanks to the new interchange at Cheney-Spokane Road and SR-195.

From West 23rd Avenue south, Inland Empire Way will be 25 mph, down from 30 mph and 35 mph, depending on what part of the road you're on.

The lower speed limit begins at the new intersection in front of the old Lowell School building, which was active as a school between 1897 and 1933 but is now being re-developed. If you head west, that road connects you to 195 at Thorpe Road. South, the road continues before terminating in a cul-de-sac.

For cyclists, walkers and other non-motorized movement, there's a trail at the south end of the cul-de-sac. It connects to the new bridge over 195. From there, I recommend riding your bike to the top of Eagle Ridge, a huffer but well worth the view.

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Nicholas Deshais
Joined The Spokesman-Review in 2013. He is the urban issues reporter, covering transportation, housing, development and other issues affecting the city. He also writes the Getting There transportation column and The Dirt, a roundup of construction projects, new businesses and expansions. He previously covered Spokane City Hall.

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