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Since breaking ground on the $1.5 billion North Spokane Corridor in 2001, WSDOT has made about 5 miles of progress and opened the NSC from its northern terminus to Freya Street, north of Francis Avenue. But the department still has about 5 miles and eight years to go.
Suggestions for how to improve the pocky road running along the Spokane River bluff in northeast Spokane included telescopes for amateur stargazers. Other suggestions focus on improving access for cyclists and a smoother ride for motorists.
Two months after activating the ramp meters, as these lights are known, the Washington State Department of Transportation is planning to increase their use.
You can't get anywhere on these roads, seeing as they only exist on paper.
On my 60-plus-hour journey to Spokane from the nation's capital, I'm riding a diesel-powered Amtrak train with a top speed about half of the Acela's, traveling on 2,659 miles of track mostly owned by freight railroads, and I wanted to know how climate-friendly my choice really was.
Orion Donovan-Smith, the Spokesman-Review's Washington D.C. writer, embarked on a four-day journey to Spokane from the nation's capital. He used the trip to write a series of stories about Amtrak, its history and current state.
Fifty years ago this month, Amtrak took over operations of the "Empire Builder," the train route named in honor of James J. Hill, founder of the Great Northern Railway and for whom Hillyard is named. Local train historians recalled passage on the old-time passenger cars.
If infrastructure broke apart East Central in the past, however, local leaders are hoping that new infrastructure projects can help stitch it back together.
City staff finalized the details of a long-awaited legislative proposal last week that would set parking rates between $0.50 and $3 per hour in downtown Spokane, depending on the demand for spaces in that area.
Although the two trails are separated by a short distance as the magpie flies, they remain unconnected. Bridging the two together would effectively add a nearly 10-mile southward spur to the Centennial Trail, or allow those riding the Fish Lake Trail direct access to the 65-mile Centennial Trail between Nine Mile Falls and Coeur d’Alene.
There were “about 50” registered voters living in the mile-square area that would become Airway Heights on April 19, 1955, the day they elected to incorporate as a city, according to a story in this newspaper.
For all the talk about roads in the state's budget, those who serve the city's visually impaired argue less expensive sidewalk solutions may be a better way to spend money. After all, a quarter of the population doesn't have a driver's license.
Spokane's electric streetcar line may have hit its peak in 1912, as evidenced by the digital release of a new map showing routes and stop information. The same day it was published, Spokane Transit Authority showed off its new battery electric bus for the City Line opening next year.
At a cost in the tens of millions of dollars, the region could help to alleviate some of the transportation problems that will be caused by booming growth the in Vinegar Flats area of town. But how to handle traffic headed west on Interstate 90 is a larger – and costlier – question.
The system has a long, complex history, but one important factor, according to the latest draft of Spokane's new Downtown Master Plan, was a 1961 report that called for an "'inner loop system' of one-way streets defining the core area's perimeter to improve vehicular movement."
Avista Corp. has agreed to match a $2.5 million grant from the Washington Department of Commerce to build charging infrastructure for the planned expansion of electric cars in the next decade.
The question of how to better move traffic up and down the South Hill between the Lincoln Heights and Southgate neighborhoods and around Ferris High School has confounded city planners for more than half a century.
When the half-finished North Spokane Corridor is open for its entire 10-mile course, transit officials expect traffic on Division will decrease, allowing them to create the opportunity for dedicated bus lanes and, in part, bike lanes without having to widen the street.
Consider two bike commuters: Rhonda Kae Young and Justin Short. Though they take a different approach to the prospect of a bike commute in the winter, both say the city could do more to encourage such travel during the cold months.
Whether it was the prodding of the pandemic and recession that spurred them to such heights, or the ongoing climate crisis, it doesn’t really matter.What’s important is the details: Over the next 16 years, more than $500 million would go toward bike projects. More than $2.6 billion in transit funding. Nearly $300 million for Safe Routes to School grants, and $60 million in Complete Streets grants.