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43 for $73 million in 2015 

In today's paper, I wrote about this year's public works construction season in Spokane, which began yesterday with wastewater project on Northwest Boulevard. Due to the constraints of print, and the fact that most people don't want to read 10,000 words about road work, I...

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Downtown Spokane, in 1963. Flikr user Ethan

Seattle transit blog says Spokane matters

Bruce Nourish, over at the Seattle Transit Blog, wrote his first of a promised series of articles examining Spokane's transit system today. I met Bruce a few weeks ago when he was passing through. Two things were clear: he loves talking transit, and he's taken...

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A biker rides along Inland Empire Way past Wentel Grant Park in Vinegar Flats Monday May 17, 2010. (Christopher Anderson)

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...

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An Indian newspaper vendor ties newspapers on his bicycle early in the morning at the old city area of New Delhi, India, Friday, Feb. 27, 2015.  ((AP Photo/Bernat Armangue))

Delhi news (by bike)

There was a time when newspapers were delivered by children riding streetcars. Then kids piled their bikes high with the day's news and tossed the papers onto front porches - or as close as they could. This guy keeps the tradition alive in Delhi, India....

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Spokane = Copenhagen 

Did Spokane beat Copenhagen to an idea about using bike lanes to treat storm water? Seriously? The answer: Maybe. First off, in October, I wrote about the city's idea to build bike lanes using permeable pavement on the South Hill and near Gonzaga University. Put...

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The City of Spokane received a $600,000 grant to establish a bike loop downtown as defined by the graphic image and painted lines looking south on Howard Thursday September 23, 2010. (Christopher Anderson)

More downtown Spokane bike lanes?! 

Come one, come all cyclists to hear about all the snazzy new bike lanes the city is considering putting downtown. Next week, the city of Spokane is is hosting an open house to talk about the second phase of work on the Downtown Bicycle Network....

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Sen. Patty Murray, right, and others depart after a test ride and media briefing for a Sound Transit Link light rail train Tuesday in Seattle. The rail from downtown Seattle to Sea-Tac International Airport is nearly complete and on schedule to begin service on the first link in July and the entire line by the end of 2009.  (Associated Press / The Spokesman-Review)

Seattle's sliding scale for bus fare

An article in this Sunday's New York Times examined an innovative project happening in Seattle that ties a passenger's income to the price of a ticket to use the city's transit system. From the article: "On Sunday, the county transit system for the Seattle metropolitan...

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FRIDAY, FEB. 27, 2015

THURSDAY, FEB. 26, 2015

WEDNESDAY, FEB. 25, 2015

TUESDAY, FEB. 24, 2015

Winter: 0 / JUKE NISMO RSnow: 1 (Nissan)

Maybe next winter?

Ever had the desire to forgo winter tires for tread? Try these next winter (and be sure to give me a test ride). They may not be gentle on the roads, but you'll get where you need to go, even if that's on top of...

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WEDNESDAY, FEB. 18, 2015

FRIDAY, FEB. 13, 2015

WEDNESDAY, FEB. 11, 2015

TUESDAY, FEB. 10, 2015

FRIDAY, FEB. 6, 2015

Sheriff’s Deputy Craig Chamberlin monitors how well a test car brakes after an  application of liquid de-icer near the intersection of  Wellesley and Trent avenues Jan. 29, during the reconstruction of an accident that  injured two East Valley High students Dec. (Colin Mulvany)

I'm an Anti-Braker

Today is Friday, henceforth known as Satire-day, at least in this blog post. As such, please enjoy this tongue-ensconsed-in-cheek essay: "I'm an Anti-Braker" By Robert Moore, Jr. Guys, I wanted to let you know about a personal decision I recently made. I don’t really feel...

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TUESDAY, FEB. 3, 2015

MONDAY, FEB. 2, 2015

THURSDAY, JAN. 29, 2015

Alexandria Shreffler digs out her clematis plant at 11th Avenue and Monroe Street on Thursday before work crews reach her section of road. (Dan Pelle)

Spokane is better than Portland, right? 

Road diets. Right-sizing. Complete Streets. Integrated Streets. These are few of the words being bandied about Spokane City Hall as of late when it comes to road building. What it all boils down to is this: As the city rebuilds many of its roads over...

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